Paramount Theatre was built between 1928 and 1930 and became one of the finest movie houses in Texas. The interior features a Spanish-Moorish architectural theme. The building was restored in the 1980s thanks to the support of numerous donors, becoming the cornerstone of the efforts to restore downtown Abilene. The venue hosts events throughout the year and gusts always enjoy the venue's domed ceiling that features twinkling stars when the lights are out and passing clouds when the house lights come on.