What's Your No. 1 Paramount Concern? [Poll]

Recent incidents at the theater have heightened anxiety in the community.

Recent arrests, parking problems, traffic concerns and medical emergencies have disquieted residents and raised anxiety in the community regarding the which opened its doors on .

After calling for an end to Tuesday, Huntington Town Supervisor Frank Petrone, an advocate for theater construction,  with theater representatives and other top officials at Town Hall to discuss ways to quell concerns.

Although many say the theater has helped attract business and big name entertainment to the village, others argue that some of the Paramount's headline entertainment has brought it the wrong types of crowds. Parking and traffic issues have also .

What is your greatest concern regarding the Paramount Theater?

heather March 16, 2012 at 02:17 PM
i think Huntington can be all things.....its beautiful...great beaches and parks...a nice village..nice shops......and some fun nightlife......i love it all. I think everyone needs to chill thats all and give The Paramount a chance.....Im sure they have heard loud and clear everyones concerns.....no one wants a repeat of last week.....
Amy March 16, 2012 at 02:42 PM
Agree, Heather. Huntington is pretty well rounded. Something for everyone. Hopefully the Paramount goes back to just booking good music and the town gets the parking under control.
J March 26, 2012 at 04:04 PM
I've been away for a few weeks, and came back to this post to see that the controversy rages on. To the taxpayers and homeowners and business owners, I feel your pain, I've experienced all the ongoing negatives, I am homeowner and taxpayer. As to the person who suggested getting concert goers to sign a petition, that would not be valid, petitions concerning our town have to be signed by Huntington Town Residents. The taxes that business owners and homeowners pay are what creates and maintains this town. We own it and we elect officials to run it. The best thing you can do for those who are unhappy, is write letters and get your neighbors to write letters or do a petition. To the Paramount lovers what are you worried about? It will take the "jaws of life" to shut it down unless there is a death. Which I hope will never happen. The last few weeks have been uneventful because the concert choices have brought fairly decent crowds. Last night the boy band kids were wrapped around the block, I am sure this is not great for the local businesses, but because it was a Sunday night and the show started and ended so that all the cars were out of here by 11:00 it was okay and the kids were fairly respectful The true test will be what happens this summer when much bigger crowds show up and there is an increase in shows.
REG INDEP March 26, 2012 at 04:27 PM
J March 26, 2012 at 04:34 PM
as to Concerned Res and the idea that people will still park in front of our homes even if a garage is put in, I am worried about that too, which is why there has to be signage that leads Paramount parking to the garage, Paramount would have to advertise this on their website and then if people still park down side streets into residential areas we would have to request signage that says resident parking only after a certain time. Because IMAC had only 700 seats even if they parked down the street, there still was parking a house or two down from me. What I hate now is that there is no parking anywhere near my home for blocks upon blocks. Not everyone has a big driveway and there are some folks without driveways at all. I have to plan my entire life around the Paramount schedule and I end up staying home a lot on concert nights because I just don't want to deal with the hassle. I make sure I know what kind of act it is, if it's hardcore, I stay home. The garage should be the one thing the lovers and haters should agree on because it solves most of the problems. I saw from a Huntington Merchants blog, some of the business owners want the Paramount shut down. That's a pretty strong sentiment from business owners. I've never seen that happen before. The negative perceptions are not going to easily go away for the Paramount. To Paramount supporters: urge the owners to make some changes if you really want them to survive. You've seen enough posts to know the problems.


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