Sign of the Times Campaign
Lights, Wiring & Painting
“The most significant sign in Seattle”
City of Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board
Help Keep Seattle’s Historic Icon Vibrant
The Paramount vertical sign is weathered and decayed beyond repair and must be replaced. The replacement is an EXACT visual replica of the current sign.
The new sign is over 90% more energy efficient
- Lighting - .75 watt LED bulbs & neon
- Aluminum - 44% recycled materials
- New Electrical systems
The Paramount marquee is fully restored!
The iconic blue and gold vertical sign outlined in neon has been in place since 1930, and has been replaced with an exact replica of the original Paramount Theatre sign. Identical in appearance, the replica was engineered with environmentally responsible materials and energy efficient lighting systems, to honor Seattle’s history and future.
The City of Seattle’s Landmark Preservation Board approved this endeavor and the new sign was placed on the historic landmark list. “With all the careful work that has been put into creating each part of this project, we are confident the public will be happy with the results,” said Josh LaBelle, STG’s Executive Director.
The newly replicated sign is 90% more energy efficient. “We have tested many types of bulbs to find the right one and are happy to have found an LED bulb that will use 0.75 watts per bulb, creating the same effect we are used to seeing but also using a lot less energy,” said David Allen, Seattle Theatre Group’s Director of Operations and 30-year veteran of The Paramount Theatre.
STG raised over half of the amount needed to complete the project, with the generous support of 4Culture, Washington State’s Building for the Arts, The Seattle Foundation and STG’s generous donors.
Help Keep Seattle’s Historic Icon Vibrant – DONATE NOW
STG has raised over half of the amount needed to complete the project, in part by the generous support of 4Culture, Washington State’s Building for the Arts, and Seattle Foundation. To reach our goal, STG needs to raise an additional $150,000 and we’re asking for the help of everyone who values The Paramount Theatre. Whether you can donate $5 or $5000, your contribution is needed!
$1000 and above
Be a Star: Your name or message on the Paramount Marquee, plus your choice of two of the benefits below (subject to approval and mutually agreeable date)
Receive a framed photograph of your name or message on the Paramount Marquee, and recognition for one year in theatre publications
Recognition for one year in theatre publications, and your choice of two of the items below
Paramount Recycled Tote Bag: These bags by Alchemy Goods are made from recycled outdoor ad banners from actual shows at The Paramount Theatre
Paramount Theatre T-shirt
Paramount Theatre 75th Anniversary poster or Paramount Theatre mug