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Today's picture features one of the Mountain Empire's true
architectural and historical treasures: The Paramount Center for
the Arts in
Bristol, Tennessee. The beautiful Paramount Theatre was built in
1931 in the style of the art deco motion picture palaces that were
typical of the day, and after years of neglect it was restored to
its original state - with a few major enhancements - exactly 60
Today, the Paramount Center hosts performances put on by Theatre
Bristol and several other wonderful organizations. The spacious 36 foot
deep stage is now routinely graced by actors who bring all types of
plays to life as well as world-class singers and musicians in
virtually every musical genre.
As you can see, the Paramount Center for the Arts really lives up to
its name. The rebirth of this national treasure and other historic
venues such as Marion, Virginia's
Lincoln Theatre have helped spur a
new-found interest in the arts for the Mountain Empire's citizens
and visitors alike. The Paramount Center is proudly listed on the
National Register of Historic Places.
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