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Paramount theater

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Post Modern Jukebox concert

Excellent venue. Lots of great seating. They even have great Cabernet wine! Ushers are friendly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mark C
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Nice Venue

First time here was a nice experience. Saw Alice Cooper, the tickets were at the will call, seats... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
john k
Des Moines, Iowa
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123 3rd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401-1403
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

Beautiful setting and some great talent. It is worth the trip, just to see the renovated Paramount, but they have wonderful shows there too.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent venue. Lots of great seating. They even have great Cabernet wine! Ushers are friendly and helpful. I love how they upgraded the place due to the flood yet kept all the old charm!

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time here was a nice experience. Saw Alice Cooper, the tickets were at the will call, seats were great except you stand for this show, comfortable lots of room, clean restrooms helpful staff

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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Great show !!Loved hearing the History behind the songs and his current new about his family! Good comfortable seats ! This old guy appreciated it ! thanks

Thank doctorflowers
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Not a bad seat in the house. Great place for a concert, I'm not into musicals but have gone and most people seem to enjoy it. I wish they would have more famous bands play there.

Thank Rusty P
Reviewed 10 July 2018

I have seen a number of performances here - lovely, vintage theater. Great for most any concert, play or performance!

Thank djsaur
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Have been to numerous productions and each one at the Paramount Theatre is so very professionally done. The building itself is worth a visit. It was heavily damaged by the flood of 2008 and has been completely restored to a magnificent state. I would highly...More

Thank Joan B
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This beautifully restored theater is the host to a variety of events in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It is a fairly large venue. It hosts the local symphony, special guest appearances and local theater events. A real show piece.

Thank Marge H
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Having performed there (children's play - "Wind in the Willows") and attended musical performances recently I am a biased fan of this landmark. You can not help looking 'Up and Around' at the marvelous restoration efforts, like some gawking tourist, admiring the artisanship that went...More

Thank reuben1888
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Have seen several shows and totally enjoyed them as Fab 5 and the Buddy Holly show. Seats is good and just enjoy the theater itself.

Thank David O
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

The sound was sub-par, 4 girls were towards the nosebleed section cheering and dancing.. the elderly ushers got about 4 cops over there, to create a huge distraction to try and eject the ladies.. which lasted for about 3 of the 12 songs played.

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23 May 2018|
Response from Laura O | Reviewed this property |
Upcoming events are listed on their website. I didn't see too many aimed at 10-12 year olds unfortunately. There were some National Geographic events (wildlife photography) listed and also a Disney show in November 2018... More
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Response from Smudgecats | Reviewed this property |
Call the box office at 630-896-6666 to determine tour availability!