On February 22, 2017

Paramount’s big screen sees big use this week

RUTLAND—The Paramount Theatre in downtown Rutland has one of the largest projection screens around, measuring 30 feet by 24 feet in diameter. That’s much larger than life, folks! This week, the screen will host screenings of events in a wide variety of powerful genres.
Wednesday, Feb. 22 sees the first of the week, with a screening of extreme snow sports enthusiast Warren Miller’s latest filming adventure, “Here, There, & Everywhere” at 7 p.m. The film has shown in Killington and Ludlow a few times this season, but seeing it on a screen of this proportion will make it even more amazing. Tickets are $20 for general admission seating.
Saturday, Feb. 25 brings a different kind of power to the theater, with a screening from the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD series, “Rusalka,” for a 12:55 p.m. start time. Kristine Opolais stars in the role that helped launch her international career, the mythical Rusalka, who sings the haunting “Song to the Moon.” Mary Zimmerman, Brandon Jovanovich, Jamie Barton, Katarina Dalayman, and Eric Owens complete the all-star cast, and Mark Elder conducts. Tickets are $23 for the experience. It’s a long one—4 hours, 5 minutes—but there are two intermissions, 30 minutes each. Refreshments will be available.
Sunday, Feb. 26, the theatre will be broadcasting Sports Live in HD, screening the 59th running of the Daytona 500, one of the premiere Nascar events of the year. For anyone that’s a fan, seeing the race on a TV of this size will be as close as one can get to seeing it live, minus the debris and rumble. Doors open at 1:45 p.m. for the 2 p.m. viewing of “the great American race.” Admission is free to watch, and prizes will be available from presenting sponsors.
The Paramount Theatre is located at 30 Center Street, Rutland. For more info or tickets to any of the events, visit paramountvt.org or call 802-775-0903.

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