Venue Views - Get the Low Down on the Paramount & Stateside Theatres

Written by Jim Kolmar | Friday, Mar 1, 2013

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Grappling with your SXSW Film schedule? We're here to help with Venues in Focus, a short series highlighting Film venues for SXSW 2013

We begin with the historic Paramount Theatre, located between 7th & 8th St on Congress Ave. An Austin landmark, this grand old building seats 1200 people, and is our largest venue. Nearly a century old, the Paramount will again host Headliners and red carpet events, including festival opener The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, as well as repeat screenings, 24 Beats per Second, and our closing night film, The East.

The Paramount is showing films every day of SXSW, from Friday, March 8 through Saturday, March 16. It's also a great bet for picking up $10 individual tickets (not including venue fee), 15 minutes before showtime (subject to availability). Need a drink or a snack? The Paramount has two bars, featuring candy, popcorn and other light bites.

Immediately adjacent to the Paramount is the Stateside Theatre, a 1935 vintage movie house, fully restored in 2011. For SXSW, this 300 seat venue will include, among other things, Documentary Competition films, and other high profile premieres.

Browse all the films at the Paramount & Stateside Theatres via our schedule, and head to this page for an overview of all SXSW Film venues. Hope to see you in line!