Paradise Found

Paradise-Theatre-Photo-credit-Rick-O'BrienWhat’s old is new again. We love seeing the city’s architectural heritage come back to life, so kudos to the Paradise Theatre and the spectacular restoration of its 1930s beauty. Recently reopened, the theatre pays homage to its Art-Deco roots, from the refurbished façade and replica of its original marquee signage to the elegant interior, awash in the era’s distinctive geometric patterns and classic palette of black, grey and gold. Available for private rental, the multi-media, multi-use venue with on-site dining is perfect for film screenings, live events, meetings, AGMs, launches, receptions, and more. The grand theatre accommodates 315 people between the luxe floor chairs, lounge-style balcony with comfy couch-style seating, high-top tables and a bar, plus a catwalk furnished with standing cushions.

Audio-visual is top notch and includes two screens, one for cinema, one for presentations. Pre-event receptions are right at home in the gorgeous lobby which holds 90. An all-season patio seating 53 opens soon. Expansion into an adjacent building will see the lobby area grow later this year. Art Deco styling carries through to the on-site, and oh-so-good, hospitality offerings — the just-opened Osteria Rialto and its second-floor speakeasy-like Bar Biltmore. Headed by a stellar culinary and mixology team, the restaurant seats 30, plus there’s a wine cellar for private dining for 14. The bar, specializing in apperitivo-centric cocktails and bites, has a capacity for 50 standing, and a patio that fits 40.

Karen Orme

Editor at TSEvents

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