Paramount Theatre Centre and Ballroom

1124 Meridian Plaza,
Anderson, IN 46016

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tntim on April 5, 2004 at 7:09 am

The statement that this is one of only twelve Eberson atmospherics left is not correct. I checked on this web site under Eberson theatres and found sixteen atmospheric theatres that are open plus four more that are closed but still intact.

cheerfulheart on April 4, 2004 at 8:01 pm

There are several orchestra’s that perform at the Paramount with the Anderson Symphony orchestra performing there regularly. There are a lot of weddings that take place in Paramount Theatre, which prevents the number of show dates that are open to promoters or the public in addition to limited availability to having live theatre productions. The Paramount and the State theatre are practically right across the street from each other. Both are wonderful theatres. The State’s website is and the Paramount in The Paramount was opened on August 29, 1929 and the State Theatre was opened May 30, 1930.

richardg on April 4, 2004 at 1:41 pm

I had the pleasure of seeing this theatre in the fall of 2000. Luckily, a Christian singer was performing there that evening so the theatre was open. I owe CheerfulHeart or some other Christian promoter many thanks because the singer’s performance was probably the only reason the theatre was open that Saturday. I also owe many thanks to the couple who got married that same day. Their wedding reception gave me access to the wonderful ballroom. We then walked across the street for a visual tour of the State. The State, though not quite as impreessive as the Paramount, is still an impressive theatre. There’s not many cities the size of Anderson that can boast having two open palaces. A trip to Anderson is well worth while.

cheerfulheart on April 4, 2004 at 1:15 pm

I am a Christian Concert promoter in which I have rented the Paramount on several occasions to bring in top Christian acts, with one event selling out the 1486 seat theatre. This is a beautiful theatre. I would be interested in a theatre in Indiana and renovating it into a Christian media center for the arts, stage, radio, newspaper, publishing, etc. To date, we have done 152 shows, with 7 of them being at the Paramount.

sdoerr on January 14, 2004 at 7:29 pm

Yes it looks great. It has the nicest ceiling I have ever seen.