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Paramount is affordable fun

Published 6:11pm Saturday, September 22, 2012

By Jennie Knoebel

Paramount Theatre Executive Director

Each year the Austin Area Commission for the Arts provides high quality arts, cultural, and entertainment events for our community to enjoy.

In fact, in the last year alone we offered 81 events that were enjoyed by 15,392 people. These events provide a chance for our community to see one another and share in an experience that only happens once.

We are also committed to providing the Paramount Theatre at a low cost for area nonprofits to use the theatre for their events and fundraising activities.

Unfortunately, each year ticket sales only cover about 40 percent of our overall budget. This year the funding gap between our expenses and earned revenue is about $100,000.

Through the support of several local businesses, we have raised approximately $25,000 to cover these costs. We have also raised $4,000 from grant support.

This is where we need your help. By supporting the Paramount, you will help ensure that the theatre will still be around to create new memories for years to come. Please email or call 434-0934 if you are interested in pledging your support.

As always, we are also busy putting on events, including our annual talent show, Austin’s Got Talent, happening this Saturday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m.

Who knows which talented, community members will be discovered at the 2012 Austin’s Got Talent Show? If you are interested in competing, we are still accepting contestants.

First, second, and third place winners will receive prizes, including a recording session and a staycation at Austin’s Holiday Inn.

To register, either stop by the Paramount Theatre 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday-Friday or call 434-0934. Tickets for the show are also available and can be purchase at the theatre, over the phone, or online at

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