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Paramount Theatre

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Paramount Theatre is a theater based in Austin, TX that was founded in 2000. As of 2019 they had $10 million in revenue and $5.4 million in assets.

The Paramount Theatre is a live theatre venue/movie theatre located in downtown Austin, Texas. The classical revival style structure was built in 1915.

Previous legal names or variations of their name include: Austin Theatre Alliance.

(512) 472-5470
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Program areas at Paramount Theatre

Programming: after more than a century, the paramount and stateside theatres remain premier venues for performing arts events, concerts, film, and talks; more than 200,000 people pass through our doors every year. Our season shows present a wide range of diverse talent from every background; we pride ourselves on celebrating beauty and human achievement wherever it is found. The theatres are principal venues for the sxsw film festival, the Austin film festival, the moontower comedy & oddity fest, and the summer classic film series, and they play a vital role for other local and national arts organizations that rent our facilities and equipment at special rates for their events.

Preservation: constructed in 1915 and listed on the national register of historic places, the paramount Theatre is one of the world's few surviving examples of an early twentieth-century vaudeville Theatre. Standing next door is the stateside Theatre, an art deco building constructed in 1935 that was the first in Austin built specifically to show motion pictures. Both theatres remain premier venues for performing arts events, concerts, film, and talks; more than 200,000 people pass through our doors every year. The Austin Theatre Alliance (ata), a 501(c)(3) organization incorporated in 2001, manages programming, operations, and preservation at the paramount and stateside theatres.

Education: ata's paramount academy for the arts is one of Austin's largest and most effective arts education organizations, expertly delivering six programs that focus on Austin's title i schools. Our programs have proven to be successful at improving literacy rates in some of Austin's poorest schools, consistently closing performance gaps between title i students and their non-title i peers. The paramount itself plays an important role in our outreach efforts, as more than 15,000 students yearly attend high caliber performing arts events in our culturally and historically significant venues.

Form 990s for Paramount Theatre

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-09Oct 8, 2020990View PDF
2018-09Oct 18, 2019990View PDF
2017-09Nov 15, 2018990View PDF
2016-09Oct 12, 2017990View PDF
2015-09Nov 7, 2016990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Paramount Theatre

Total grants, contributions, etc.$3,178,523
Program services$7,020,133
Investment income and dividends$0
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-2,000
Net income from fundraising events$146,020
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$70,715
Total revenues$10,413,391

Vendors for Paramount Theatre

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Maxwell Locke and Ritter LLPTax accounting2020-08-17
█████████Content management system software2019-09-07
█████████ ████████Software2019-09-07
█████████Fundraising software2019-09-07
██████ ███████████ ███Telemarketing$6,0402019-09-01
█████████ ███████████ ███Telemarketing$110,6622019-09-01

Personnel at Paramount Theatre

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Jim RittsChief Executive Officer and Executive Director-May 15, 2018
Sandra HillChief Financial Officer$137,162Oct. 8, 2020
████████ █████Chief Marketing Officer$135,822Sept. 30, 2019
█████ ██████Chief Development Officer$141,325Sept. 30, 2019
██████ █████Chief Programming Officer$136,280Sept. 30, 2019
█ █████ █████Executive Director$301,906Sept. 30, 2019
█████ ███████Secretary$0Sept. 30, 2020
███████████ █ ██████Past Treasurer$0Sept. 30, 2019
████ █ ███████Chairman$0Sept. 30, 2019
██████ ██████Chair of Facilities$0Sept. 30, 2015
...and two more key personnel

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