Brooklyn’s stunning gilded Paramount Theatre will be revamped and brought back to its former glory, reopening next year as a major entertainment venue as reported by Brownstoner.
The Paramount made its grand debut almost a century ago in 1928, operating as both a movie theater and music venue. Legendary performers took the stage in the theater, from the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, and Buddy Holly.
Long Island University took ownership of the venue in 1962, however, converting it to a gym, removing the stage, and converting upstairs offices into academic spaces.
And this isn’t the first time plans to restore the theater have been announced–there were originally whispers back in 2015 by former Barclay’s Center operator Mikhail Prokhorov.
According to Brownstoner no official announcement has been made, but a teaser video was released by Schimenti, the construction company set to work on the revamping project.
Set to be known as the LIU Brooklyn Paramount Theatre, it’s set to reopen in the first or second quarter of 2024 at 385 Flatbush Avenue Extension.
Most of the theater’s original details on the walls, ceiling, and in the lobby will remain, and a new box office will be created, says Brownstoner.
The Brooklyn Paramount Theatre will mostly host musical events along with some comedy shows, sporting events, special events, private programs, community events, and more.