Rutland Paramount Theatre

Rutland, VT

Opened: 1914, restored 1999

Seats: 850

www.paramountvt.org

The Playhouse Theatre was built by George T. Chaffee with an exterior in classical style and an interior typical of a Victorian opera house. The house transitioned primarily to motion pictures in 1931 and was renamed the Paramount Theatre. Facing dwindling audiences, the theatre closed in 1975 and sat dormant until 1985 when Center on the Alley, Inc. was formed to purchase the theatre for use as a performing arts center. The adjoining Richardson Block building was purchased in 1995 and the architectural firm of Nimtz - Berryhill - Figiel developed the plan to unite the two buildings to supply modern amenities. Restoration was completed in early 2000 and the theatre reopened in March 2000. (12/08/2001)

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If you have an unpleasant piece of work to be done, and don't want to do it yourself, in a slave culture you may get this done by force...But in a capitalist labor market, all that is necessary is for you to say, "Who'll do this for five dollars?" and men press forward "independently," of their "own free will," under orders from no one, to "voluntarily" enlist for the work. (Kenneth Burke)