A view of the Paramount's proscenium arch, where the hole Harry Houdini drilled in 1916 is still visible. Photo by Shelley Hiam

In Pictures: SXSW at the Paramount Theatre

Take a look inside the 104 year-old Austin landmark, The Paramount Theatre. This gallery accompanies Part 1 of At SXSW, a SXSWorld Magazine series highlighting some of Austin's most storied venues.

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Nicolas Cage
at the U.S. premiere of Joe in 2014
Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for SXSW
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Jim James
My Morning Jacket leader sings at the world premiere of Live at Preservation Hall: A Louisiana Fairytale in 2011
Photo by Will Hollis Snider
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Preservation Hall Jazz Band
at the world premiere of Live at Preservation Hall: A Louisiana Fairytale in 2011
Photo by Will Hollis Snider
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Boyz II Men
at the Long Shot world premiere in 2019
Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for SXSW
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Charlize Theron
at the Atomic Blonde world premiere in 2017
Photo by Mike Jordan
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Sir Ridley Scott
at the special Alien and Alien: Covenant screening in 2017
Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for SXSW
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Lou Reed
at the screening of Lou Reed's Berlin in 2008. Reed was also the SXSW Music Keynote.
Photo by Scott Melcer
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Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kristen Wiig, and Greg Mottola
in the audience at the U.S. premiere of Paul in 2011
Photo by Scott Melcer/WireImage
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Audience
at The Residents' performance in 2015
Photo by Nicole Burton
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The Residents
performed in 2015 in conjunction with the world premiere of their Theory of Obscurity documentary
Photo by Nicole Burton
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SXSW Film Awards
in 2016
Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for SXSW
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Emily Blunt and John Krasinski
at the A Quiet Place world premiere, which opened SXSW Film in 2018
Photo by Amy Price/Getty Images for SXSW
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Audience
at the secret midnight world premiere of Furious 7 in 2015
Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for SXSW
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Shahadi Wright Joseph, Winston Duke, Jordan Peele, Lupita Nyong'o, Evan Alex, Tim Heidecker, and Elisabeth Moss
at the Us world premiere, which opened SXSW Film in 2019
Photo by Ismael Quintanilla/Getty Images for SXSW
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Jonathan Demme and Neil Young
at the Neil Young: Heart of Gold screening in 2006. Young was also the SXSW Music Keynote.
Photo by Charlie Llewellin
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John Leguizamo, Emjay Anthony, and Jon Favreau
at the Chef world premiere, which opened SXSW Film in 2014
Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for SXSW
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Robert Rodriguez, Edgar Wright, Eiza Gonzalez, Jon Hamm, and Ansel Elgort
at the Baby Driver world premiere in 2017
Photo by Amanda Stronza
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Rob Riggle, Channing Tatum, and Jonah Hill
at the 21 Jump Street world premiere in 2012
Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for SXSW
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Lena Dunham
at the world premiere of her Girls HBO series in 2012
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Wes Anderson
arrives at the Isle of Dogs world premiere in 2018
Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for SXSW
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Bill Murray, Kunichi Nomura, Bob Balaban, and Jeff Goldblum
at the Isle of Dogs world premiere, which closed SXSW Film in 2018
Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for SXSW
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Don Cheadle and Bridgid Coulter
at the Miles Ahead screening in 2016
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Kathy Bates, Woody Harrelson, and Kevin Costner
at The Highwaymen world premiere in 2019
Photo by Travis P Ball/Getty Images for SXSW
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Ernest Cline, Tye Sheridan, and Ben Mendelsohn
at the Ready Player One world premiere in 2018
Photo by Sean Mathis/Getty Images for SXSW
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Steven Spielberg
at the Ready Player One world premiere in 2018
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Paul Reubens
at the Pee-wee's Big Holiday world premiere in 2016
Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for SXSW
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Mark Hamill
at The Director and The Jedi world premiere in 2018
Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for SXSW
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The Foo Fighters
Taylor Hawkins, Dave Grohl, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear, and Nate Mendel at the Foo Fighters: Back and Forth world premiere in 2011
Photo by Jesse Knish/WireImage
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Members of Mumford & Sons and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
perform at the Big Easy Express world premiere in 2012
Photo by Sean Mathis
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Jake Johnson, Olivia Wilde, Ron Livingston, and Anna Kendrick
at the Drinking Buddies world premiere in 2013
Photo by Michael Buckner
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Olivia Wilde
at the A Vigilante world premiere in 2018
Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for SXSW
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Booksmart cast and filmmakers
(L-R) Janet Pierson (Director of SXSW Film) with Booksmart director Olivia Wilde, producer Jessica Elbaum, screenwriter Katie Silberman, and cast members: Austin Crute, Diana Silvers, Eduardo Franco, Mason Gooding, Victoria Ruesga, Nico Hiraga, Noah Galvin, Molly Gordon, Will Forte, Jason Sudeikis, Billie Lourd, Kaitlyn Dever, and Beanie Feldstein at the world premiere in 2019
Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for SXSW
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Ethan Hawke, Lorelei Linklater, Ellar Coltrane, and Richard Linklater
at the Boyhood screening in 2014
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Ben Dickey and Ethan Hawke
at the Blaze screening in 2018
Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for SXSW
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Bluebird Premiere
Justin Davis and Sarah Zimmermann of Striking Matches perform at the Bluebird world premiere in 2019
Photo by Hutton Supancic/Getty Images for SXSW
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Bill Hader, Judd Apatow, and Vanessa Bayer
at the work-in-progress screening of Trainwreck in 2015
Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for SXSW
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Vanessa Bayer, Bill Hader, Amy Schumer, and Judd Apatow
at the work-in-progress screening of Trainwreck in 2015
Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for SXSW
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Aaron Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and Clark Duke
at the Kick-Ass world premiere, which opened SXSW Film in 2010
Photo by Sean Mathis
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Rodman Flender and Conan O'Brien
at the world premiere of Conan O'Brien Can't Stop in 2011
Photo by Sean Mathis
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Kirsten Dunst
at the Midnight Special North American premiere in 2016
Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for SXSW
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Russell Brand
at the Forgetting Sarah Marshall premiere in 2008
Photo by Jay West
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Kristen Bell
at the Forgetting Sarah Marshall premiere in 2008
Photo by Ken Hitchcock
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Brett Haley and Nick Offerman
at the Hearts Beat Loud screening in 2018
Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for SXSW
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Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key
at the work-in-progress screening of Keanu in 2016
Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for SXSW
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Dale Watson
at the screening of A Song For You: The Austin City Limits Story in 2016
Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for SXSW
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Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves, and Josh Osborne
at the Country Music Association Songwriters Series in 2016
Photo by Steve Rogers Photography/Getty Images for SXSW
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Michael Fassbender, Berenice Marlohe, Ryan Gosling, and Rooney Mara
at the world premiere of Song To Song, which opened SXSW Film in 2017
Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for SXSW
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Michael Fassbender
at the special Alien and Alien: Covenant screening in 2017
Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for SXSW
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Jonathan Tucker and Danielle Macdonald
at the Patti Cake$ screening in 2017
Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for SXSW
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The Avett Brothers
Bob Crawford, Scott Avett, Seth Avett, and Joe Kwon performed in conjunction with the world premiere of May It Last: A Portrait Of The Avett Brothers, in 2017
Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for SXSW
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Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani, and Judd Apatow
at The Big Sick screening in 2017
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John Cena
at the Blockers world premiere in 2018
Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for SXSW
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Milo Ventimiglia, Justin Hartley, and Mandy Moore
at the This is Us season finale premiere in 2018
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Tiffany Haddish, Allen Maldonado, Jorma Taccone, and Tracy Morgan
at The Last O.G. world premiere in 2018
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Jemaine Clement
at the What We Do in the Shadows world premiere in 2019
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Natasia Demetriou, Beanie Feldstein, and Harvey Guillen
at the What We Do in the Shadows world premiere in 2019
Photo by Travis P Ball/Getty Images for SXSW
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Big Star Third
The all-star Big Star Tribute band performed in conjunction with a work-in-progress screening of Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me in 2012
Photo by Sean Mathis/WireImage
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Jody Stephens of Big Star
at the Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me screening in 2012
Photo by Sean Mathis/WireImage
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Paul Feig, Barry Mendel, and Kristen Wiig
at the Bridesmaids work-in-progress screening in 2011
Photo by Michael Paolini
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2018 SXSW Film Awards
Filmmakers Zeek Earl and Chris Caldwell accept the Adam Yauch Hornblower award for Prospect
Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for SXSW
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Drag Me To Hell
Outside of the special midnight screening in 2009
Photo by Brent LaVelle
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Duncan Jones and Sam Rockwell
at the Moon screening in 2009
Photo by Matthew Wedgwood
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The Boy Band Con
Callie Foster, Shane Patterson, Joey Fatone, Dave Holmes, Aaron Kunkel, Matthew Charles Ducey, Henry Darrow McComas, Lance Bass, and Nicholas Caprio at The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story world premiere in 2019
Photo by Kit McNeil
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