The Paramount is ready to open its doors, bringing live music back to Huntington for the first time since the IMAC Theater closed in 2009.
Located at 370 New York Ave., Huntington, the theater has undergone massive renovations.
The 1,500-seat venue will feature a general admission floor as well as reserved seating in the mezzanine and VIP sections. Membership is available for those who want "live music but with an extra touch of class," to become a Founder's Room VIP. A private concierge, VIP seating, and entrance to the Founder's Room, a member's only club, are some of the perks paid members will receive.
All-star performances are already lined up, the first being Elvis Costello & The Imposters, who will help celebrate the grand opening weekend on Sept. 30.
Other artists in the fall lineup so far include The B-52s, Jack’s Mannequin, NOFX, and more, with dates reaching into early November. Tickets will be available, starting Aug. 5 at 10 a.m., at www.paramountny.com, www.ticketmaster.com, to charge by phone 800.745.3000 and select Ticketmaster outlets.
With both the architecture and the vibe of the venue dedicated to quality sound, hospitality, and experience, The Paramount is sure to be a hot spot.
"When the town began searching for a promoter to bring live performances back to Huntington Village, we envisioned just the type of facility the Paramount is about to become: a venue capable of attracting a wide variety of ages and entertainment tastes that will cement Huntington's reputation as Long Island's cultural capital,” said Huntington Supervisor Frank P. Petrone.
"All of our village merchants should benefit from the Paramount's presence, as concertgoers dine in our restaurants, shop in our stores and return time and time again to enjoy all that Huntington has to offer.”
Councilwoman Susan Berland, an avid supporter of the arts who was instrumental in bringing The Paramount to town, is looking forward to the performance boom. “The Paramount is bringing talent to Huntington that previously only New York City and large venue concertgoers could enjoy. Having seen The Paramount and its extra touches, I have no doubt that once they've performed there, artists will want to return, and so will the concertgoers.”
The Paramount's fall schedule so far is:
- Sept. 30: Elvis Costello & The Imposters
- Oct. 4: The B-52s
- Oct. 6: Pat Benatar / Neil Giraldo
- Oct. 8: Blue Oyster Cult
- Oct. 12: Jack’s Mannequin
- Oct. 22: Weird Al Yankovic
- Oct. 23: NOFX
- Nov. 5: The Pixies (tickets on sale now)
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