Illinois Adventure #1405 “Paramount Arts Center”

Illinois Adventure #1405 “Paramount Arts Center”


PART OF THE THEATER
GOING EXPERIENCE USED TO BE THE
BUILDING ITSELF. GOING EXPERIENCE USED TO BE THE
BUILDING ITSELF.
IN AURORA, PATRONS CAN RELIVE BUILDING ITSELF.
IN AURORA, PATRONS CAN RELIVE
PART OF THAT FEELING AT THE IN AURORA, PATRONS CAN RELIVE
PART OF THAT FEELING AT THE
PARAMOUNT ARTS CENTER. PART OF THAT FEELING AT THE
PARAMOUNT ARTS CENTER.
>>ACTUALLY OPENED IN SEPTEMBER PARAMOUNT ARTS CENTER.
>>ACTUALLY OPENED IN SEPTEMBER
OF 1931 AND ACTUALLY ORIGINALLY>>ACTUALLY OPENED IN SEPTEMBER
OF 1931 AND ACTUALLY ORIGINALLY
WAS TO BE CALLED THE VENETIAN. OF 1931 AND ACTUALLY ORIGINALLY
WAS TO BE CALLED THE VENETIAN.
ONE OF THE OWNERS HAD BEEN ON A WAS TO BE CALLED THE VENETIAN.
ONE OF THE OWNERS HAD BEEN ON A
TRIP TO VENICE. ONE OF THE OWNERS HAD BEEN ON A
TRIP TO VENICE.
WANTED TO MODEL ON THE RIVER TRIP TO VENICE.
WANTED TO MODEL ON THE RIVER
HERE, REMIND HIM OF HIS TRIP TO WANTED TO MODEL ON THE RIVER
HERE, REMIND HIM OF HIS TRIP TO
VEN AS. HERE, REMIND HIM OF HIS TRIP TO
VEN AS.
THAT COMPANY WAS BOUGHT BY THE VEN AS.
THAT COMPANY WAS BOUGHT BY THE
PARAMOUNT FAMOUS LASKE WHICH IS THAT COMPANY WAS BOUGHT BY THE
PARAMOUNT FAMOUS LASKE WHICH IS
THE PARENT COMPANY FOR PARAMOUNT PARAMOUNT FAMOUS LASKE WHICH IS
THE PARENT COMPANY FOR PARAMOUNT
STUDIOS. THE PARENT COMPANY FOR PARAMOUNT
STUDIOS.
THAT’S HOW IT GOT ITS NAME. STUDIOS.
THAT’S HOW IT GOT ITS NAME.
THERE IS A GAZEBO IN THE OUTER THAT’S HOW IT GOT ITS NAME.
THERE IS A GAZEBO IN THE OUTER
LOBBY WHICH ACTUALLY USED TO BE THERE IS A GAZEBO IN THE OUTER
LOBBY WHICH ACTUALLY USED TO BE
OUTSIDE ENCLOSED LATER DURING LOBBY WHICH ACTUALLY USED TO BE
OUTSIDE ENCLOSED LATER DURING
THE RENOVATION. OUTSIDE ENCLOSED LATER DURING
THE RENOVATION.
IT IS ACTUALLY FROM EARLIER THE RENOVATION.
IT IS ACTUALLY FROM EARLIER
THEATER, REALTO WHICH STOOD ON IT IS ACTUALLY FROM EARLIER
THEATER, REALTO WHICH STOOD ON
THE SAME SITE BURN DOWN IN 1928. THEATER, REALTO WHICH STOOD ON
THE SAME SITE BURN DOWN IN 1928.
THAT GAZEBO IS ACTUALLY FROM THE THE SAME SITE BURN DOWN IN 1928.
THAT GAZEBO IS ACTUALLY FROM THE
EARLIER THEATER. THAT GAZEBO IS ACTUALLY FROM THE
EARLIER THEATER.
THERE IS A TICKET SITTER INSIDE EARLIER THEATER.
THERE IS A TICKET SITTER INSIDE
THE GAZEBO DATED AROUND 1915. THERE IS A TICKET SITTER INSIDE
THE GAZEBO DATED AROUND 1915.
>>BEYOND THE GAZEBO IS THE MAIN THE GAZEBO DATED AROUND 1915.
>>BEYOND THE GAZEBO IS THE MAIN
ENTRANCE.>>BEYOND THE GAZEBO IS THE MAIN
ENTRANCE.
HERE THE CEILING IS DROPPED TO ENTRANCE.
HERE THE CEILING IS DROPPED TO
CREATE MORE CONFINED SPACE WHICH HERE THE CEILING IS DROPPED TO
CREATE MORE CONFINED SPACE WHICH
IS OUTLINED BY DECORATIVE TILES. CREATE MORE CONFINED SPACE WHICH
IS OUTLINED BY DECORATIVE TILES.
INSIDE, PATRONS ENTER INTO A IS OUTLINED BY DECORATIVE TILES.
INSIDE, PATRONS ENTER INTO A
SOARING LOBBY OVER TWO STORIES INSIDE, PATRONS ENTER INTO A
SOARING LOBBY OVER TWO STORIES
TALL, DOMINATED BY A LARGE SOARING LOBBY OVER TWO STORIES
TALL, DOMINATED BY A LARGE
CHAINED HERE WHOSE LIGHT IS TALL, DOMINATED BY A LARGE
CHAINED HERE WHOSE LIGHT IS
REFLECTED IN THE TWO LARGE CHAINED HERE WHOSE LIGHT IS
REFLECTED IN THE TWO LARGE
MIRRORS OPPOSITE EACH OTHER. REFLECTED IN THE TWO LARGE
MIRRORS OPPOSITE EACH OTHER.
THE THEATER IS COMBINATION OF MIRRORS OPPOSITE EACH OTHER.
THE THEATER IS COMBINATION OF
ART DECO AND VENETIAN THEME. THE THEATER IS COMBINATION OF
ART DECO AND VENETIAN THEME.
THEY HAVE A VENETIAN THEME. ART DECO AND VENETIAN THEME.
THEY HAVE A VENETIAN THEME.
JJ RUBEN HAD BEEN ON A TRIP THEY HAVE A VENETIAN THEME.
JJ RUBEN HAD BEEN ON A TRIP
THERE, AND WANTED TO HAVE THE JJ RUBEN HAD BEEN ON A TRIP
THERE, AND WANTED TO HAVE THE
THEATER IF LIKE THAT. THERE, AND WANTED TO HAVE THE
THEATER IF LIKE THAT.
>>THEY ARE EXACT REPLICA OF THE THEATER IF LIKE THAT.
>>THEY ARE EXACT REPLICA OF THE
ORIGINAL.>>THEY ARE EXACT REPLICA OF THE
ORIGINAL.
THEY HAD TO BE REDONE DURING THE ORIGINAL.
THEY HAD TO BE REDONE DURING THE
RENOVATION BECAUSE THEY WERE THEY HAD TO BE REDONE DURING THE
RENOVATION BECAUSE THEY WERE
BADLY DETERIORATED. RENOVATION BECAUSE THEY WERE
BADLY DETERIORATED.
GOLD COLUMNS IN BETWEEN THE BADLY DETERIORATED.
GOLD COLUMNS IN BETWEEN THE
MURALS ORIGINALLY COVERED IN GOLD COLUMNS IN BETWEEN THE
MURALS ORIGINALLY COVERED IN
GERMAN COLD LEAF. MURALS ORIGINALLY COVERED IN
GERMAN COLD LEAF.
THEY USED GOIL FOIL LOOK TO GIVE GERMAN COLD LEAF.
THEY USED GOIL FOIL LOOK TO GIVE
THE SAME KIND OF LOOK. THEY USED GOIL FOIL LOOK TO GIVE
THE SAME KIND OF LOOK.
THE WALL SCONES ARE ORIGINAL THE SAME KIND OF LOOK.
THE WALL SCONES ARE ORIGINAL
FROM 1931. THE WALL SCONES ARE ORIGINAL
FROM 1931.
>>BILLOWING OUT FROM THE LIGHT, FROM 1931.
>>BILLOWING OUT FROM THE LIGHT,
HAND PAINTED DESIGN RESEMBLES>>BILLOWING OUT FROM THE LIGHT,
HAND PAINTED DESIGN RESEMBLES
FLAMES REACHING UPWARD INTO THE HAND PAINTED DESIGN RESEMBLES
FLAMES REACHING UPWARD INTO THE
EVENING SKY. FLAMES REACHING UPWARD INTO THE
EVENING SKY.
ABOVE, IS THE LARGE STAR PATTERN EVENING SKY.
ABOVE, IS THE LARGE STAR PATTERN
AT WHOSE CENTER IS AN UNUSUAL ABOVE, IS THE LARGE STAR PATTERN
AT WHOSE CENTER IS AN UNUSUAL
CHAN DID HE HERE. AT WHOSE CENTER IS AN UNUSUAL
CHAN DID HE HERE.
INSIDE THE HOUSE THAT IS THE CHAN DID HE HERE.
INSIDE THE HOUSE THAT IS THE
ORIGINAL CHANDELIER, 100 PETALS INSIDE THE HOUSE THAT IS THE
ORIGINAL CHANDELIER, 100 PETALS
AND A LOT OF LIGHTS, THAT CAN BE ORIGINAL CHANDELIER, 100 PETALS
AND A LOT OF LIGHTS, THAT CAN BE
LOWERED SIX FEET TO THE FLOOR AND A LOT OF LIGHTS, THAT CAN BE
LOWERED SIX FEET TO THE FLOOR
FOR CHANGING LIGHTS AND THE REST LOWERED SIX FEET TO THE FLOOR
FOR CHANGING LIGHTS AND THE REST
OF THE ARTWORK ON THE CEILING IS FOR CHANGING LIGHTS AND THE REST
OF THE ARTWORK ON THE CEILING IS
MAGNIFICENT. OF THE ARTWORK ON THE CEILING IS
MAGNIFICENT.
DURING THE RENOVATION, ONLY 20% MAGNIFICENT.
DURING THE RENOVATION, ONLY 20%
HAD TO BE REDONE, THE OTHER 80% DURING THE RENOVATION, ONLY 20%
HAD TO BE REDONE, THE OTHER 80%
JUST TOUCHED UP A LITTLE BIT. HAD TO BE REDONE, THE OTHER 80%
JUST TOUCHED UP A LITTLE BIT.
>>ORIGINALLY WHEN THE THEATER JUST TOUCHED UP A LITTLE BIT.
>>ORIGINALLY WHEN THE THEATER
WAS OPEN, THEY SHOWED MOVIES AND>>ORIGINALLY WHEN THE THEATER
WAS OPEN, THEY SHOWED MOVIES AND
HAD VAUDEVILLE ACTS. WAS OPEN, THEY SHOWED MOVIES AND
HAD VAUDEVILLE ACTS.
THEY HAD LIVE PERFORMANCES. HAD VAUDEVILLE ACTS.
THEY HAD LIVE PERFORMANCES.
I DO KNOW WHEN THEY FIRST OPENED THEY HAD LIVE PERFORMANCES.
I DO KNOW WHEN THEY FIRST OPENED
THE THEATER IN THE I DO KNOW WHEN THEY FIRST OPENED
THE THEATER IN THE
1930’S,BECAUSE OF THE CONNECTION THE THEATER IN THE
1930’S,BECAUSE OF THE CONNECTION
WITH PARAMOUNT STUDIOS, SOME 1930’S,BECAUSE OF THE CONNECTION
WITH PARAMOUNT STUDIOS, SOME
PARAMOUNT STARS DID SEND WITH PARAMOUNT STUDIOS, SOME
PARAMOUNT STARS DID SEND
TELEGRAMS, AND WELL WISHES FOR PARAMOUNT STARS DID SEND
TELEGRAMS, AND WELL WISHES FOR
THE PARAMOUNT THEATER. TELEGRAMS, AND WELL WISHES FOR
THE PARAMOUNT THEATER.
ONE NAME I REMEMBER IS CLAUDETTE THE PARAMOUNT THEATER.
ONE NAME I REMEMBER IS CLAUDETTE
COLBERT. ONE NAME I REMEMBER IS CLAUDETTE
COLBERT.
>>THE SEATS ARE ORIGINAL, BUT COLBERT.
>>THE SEATS ARE ORIGINAL, BUT
THE FABRIC COVERINGS WERE>>THE SEATS ARE ORIGINAL, BUT
THE FABRIC COVERINGS WERE
CHANGED DIEWRLG THE RENOVATION. THE FABRIC COVERINGS WERE
CHANGED DIEWRLG THE RENOVATION.
IT WAS ONE OF THE FIRST AIR CHANGED DIEWRLG THE RENOVATION.
IT WAS ONE OF THE FIRST AIR
COOLED BUILDING OUTSIDE THE CITY IT WAS ONE OF THE FIRST AIR
COOLED BUILDING OUTSIDE THE CITY
OF THE CHICAGO. COOLED BUILDING OUTSIDE THE CITY
OF THE CHICAGO.
THEY ARE MUSHROOM SHAPED CAPS OF THE CHICAGO.
THEY ARE MUSHROOM SHAPED CAPS
THAT ARE THE AIR RETURNS FOR THEY ARE MUSHROOM SHAPED CAPS
THAT ARE THE AIR RETURNS FOR
HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEM IN THAT ARE THE AIR RETURNS FOR
HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEM IN
THE THEATER. HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEM IN
THE THEATER.
>>PARAMOUNT, LIKE ITS THE THEATER.
>>PARAMOUNT, LIKE ITS
CONTEMPORARIES ALSO HAD ITS OWN>>PARAMOUNT, LIKE ITS
CONTEMPORARIES ALSO HAD ITS OWN
ORGAN WITH PIPES LOCATED ON CONTEMPORARIES ALSO HAD ITS OWN
ORGAN WITH PIPES LOCATED ON
EITHER SIDE OF THE STAGE. ORGAN WITH PIPES LOCATED ON
EITHER SIDE OF THE STAGE.
EVEN THOUGH THE ORGAN IS GONE, EITHER SIDE OF THE STAGE.
EVEN THOUGH THE ORGAN IS GONE,
THE THEATER IS STILL HOSTING EVEN THOUGH THE ORGAN IS GONE,
THE THEATER IS STILL HOSTING
LIVE PERFORMANCES THROUGHOUT THE THE THEATER IS STILL HOSTING
LIVE PERFORMANCES THROUGHOUT THE
YEAR. LIVE PERFORMANCES THROUGHOUT THE
YEAR.
>>– PARAMOUNT IS VERY YEAR.
>>– PARAMOUNT IS VERY
FORTUNATE TO HAVE EXCELLENT SITE>>– PARAMOUNT IS VERY
FORTUNATE TO HAVE EXCELLENT SITE
LINES AND ACOUSTICS. FORTUNATE TO HAVE EXCELLENT SITE
LINES AND ACOUSTICS.
THERE ARE NO OBSTRUCTIONS, NO LINES AND ACOUSTICS.
THERE ARE NO OBSTRUCTIONS, NO
POLES TO OB STRUCK YOUR VIEW. THERE ARE NO OBSTRUCTIONS, NO
POLES TO OB STRUCK YOUR VIEW.
IT IS WONDERFUL PLACE TO SEE A POLES TO OB STRUCK YOUR VIEW.
IT IS WONDERFUL PLACE TO SEE A
SHOW. IT IS WONDERFUL PLACE TO SEE A
SHOW.
THE SOUND THAT COMES OUT OF THE SHOW.
THE SOUND THAT COMES OUT OF THE
ORCHESTRA PIT IS TOO LOUD. THE SOUND THAT COMES OUT OF THE
ORCHESTRA PIT IS TOO LOUD.
WHEN YOU HAVE OPERA SINGERS, ORCHESTRA PIT IS TOO LOUD.
WHEN YOU HAVE OPERA SINGERS,
SOMETIMES HAVE TO BE MUSCLED. WHEN YOU HAVE OPERA SINGERS,
SOMETIMES HAVE TO BE MUSCLED.
YOU WOULD THINK THE OPPOSITE SOMETIMES HAVE TO BE MUSCLED.
YOU WOULD THINK THE OPPOSITE
WOULD BE TRUE. YOU WOULD THINK THE OPPOSITE
WOULD BE TRUE.
THE THEATER IS IT STILL WOULD BE TRUE.
THE THEATER IS IT STILL
ENTERTAINING PEOPLE, A HUNDRED THE THEATER IS IT STILL
ENTERTAINING PEOPLE, A HUNDRED
THOUSAND PEOPLE A YEAR COME ENTERTAINING PEOPLE, A HUNDRED
THOUSAND PEOPLE A YEAR COME
THROUGH HERE. THOUSAND PEOPLE A YEAR COME
THROUGH HERE.
I BELIEVE THE PARAMOUNT IS THE THROUGH HERE.
I BELIEVE THE PARAMOUNT IS THE
OLDEST THEATER THAT’S STILL OPEN I BELIEVE THE PARAMOUNT IS THE
OLDEST THEATER THAT’S STILL OPEN
TO THE PUBLIC HERE IN AURORA. OLDEST THEATER THAT’S STILL OPEN
TO THE PUBLIC HERE IN AURORA.
WE OFFERED TOURS TO SCHEDULE TO THE PUBLIC HERE IN AURORA.
WE OFFERED TOURS TO SCHEDULE
INDIVIDUALLY, TWO DOLLARS A WE OFFERED TOURS TO SCHEDULE
INDIVIDUALLY, TWO DOLLARS A
PERSON BEING AND CALL OUR OFFICE INDIVIDUALLY, TWO DOLLARS A
PERSON BEING AND CALL OUR OFFICE
TO MAKE THOSE ARRANGEMENTS, AND PERSON BEING AND CALL OUR OFFICE
TO MAKE THOSE ARRANGEMENTS, AND
WE ARE GLAD TO DO THAT, AND LE TO MAKE THOSE ARRANGEMENTS, AND
WE ARE GLAD TO DO THAT, AND LE
THEY ALSO INCLUDE A LOOK AT THE WE ARE GLAD TO DO THAT, AND LE
THEY ALSO INCLUDE A LOOK AT THE
BACK STAGE AREA. THEY ALSO INCLUDE A LOOK AT THE
BACK STAGE AREA.
>>TO REACH THE TICKET OFFICE FOR
THE PARAMOUNT ARTS CENTER IN
AURORA, CALL (630)896-6666.

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