370 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
(631) 673 - 7300
Paramount (The), Huntington
DescriptionThe Paramount is located at 370 New York Avenue, Huntington. Parking is either on the street (metered) or at one of the municipal lots several blocks away. Several sets of street-level, double doors lead to the lobby and box office. There is nothing else in othis level. Twenty-one carpeted steps (or elevator) go to the main level. Seating in the next two levels require walking up- there is no elevator to the upper levels. The theater can be configured according to performance ,it can be "hybrid, full standing or full seating." No matter where one's tickets are located, handicapped patrons can be relocated to a section of the main floor. This can be done through Ticketmaster or box office. Balcony seating is traditional, theater seating; loge, mezzanine seating is "moveable." Aisles in these upper areas have handrails, but no lighting. A large bar/lounge area is located in the rear of the main level.
Multi-stall restrooms with one wide stall (but no handrails) are located near the bar/lounge. The single-occupancy, family restroom has handrails and a baby-changing station.
- Places to rest: benches just outside of main entrance
Paths and walkways: concrete sidewalk
Doors: street-level, double-doors
Number of floors: 3
Elevators: one elevator to second floor (this is the main floor of venue)
Steps and staircases: 21 steps to second (main floor of venue) another 7 and 7 to upper seating
Width of aisles: not exceptionally wide, handrails in middle, no aisle lighting
Places to sit: main floor, mezzanine, balcony
Location of restrooms: on main level
Type of restroom: stallmulti- stall, (not handicapped-accessible) & single-occupancy, handicapped-accessible
Ease of entry and exit: OK
Baby changing station: yes
Available food services: drinks and some food available at the Sky Bar
Friendliness of staff: very helpful and pleasant
Notes: * parking must be found on the street (metered) or in one of the municipal lots which are several blocks away.
Full confession, I have not been to a performance at The Paramount since they offered laser light shows. As of today, I still have not been to one, but I did have the opportunity to tour the building with a gracious employee.
Located in the heart of Huntington, parking is often a problem. If you are not lucky enough to score metered, street parking, it is probably best to drop passengers off in front (there are benches just outside the main entrance), and head to one of the municipal lots, which can be several blocks away.
Several sets of street-level, double doors lead to the lobby and box-office. Everything else is upstairs. A carpeted, 21 step staircase climbs to the main level of this venue. The lobby elevator goes to this level, but only this level. If your seats are located in the fixed-side loge, mezzanine, or balcony, steps from the main level are the only way to get to them. There are handrails in the aisles up here, but no aisle lighting. Balcony seating is traditional theater seating. Seating in the side, loge area is “moveable.” The main level can be configured in a variety of ways, depending on the performance. It may be “hybrid, full-standing, or full-seating.” My guide made sure to inform me that no matter where your tickets are located, handicapped patrons can be relocated to a sectioned-off area of the floor area. Seats are set up on the main level. Wheelchair and companion seating is here as well. This can be done through Ticketmaster or the box office. We advise calling the box office and speaking with a “live” person regarding your needs. I was told that the staff is ready, willing and able to do everything they can to insure that everyone has the best experience possible.
The large, “Sky Bar” is located in the rear of the main level. Some high-top tables can be found here as well. Drinks and some food are available. I can only imagine how busy this area is on performance days!
Multi-stall restrooms are located on this main level. They each have one wide stall, but that stall does not have handrails. The single-occupancy, family restroom has handrails and a baby-changing station.
The Paramount has beccome a famous venue, with over 200 events a year. It certainly has an interesting configuration! I look forward to attending a performance soon. If you are unclear about seating, or anything else, we suggest (if at all possible) taking a tour. Tours are offered on any day (noon – 5:00 pm) on which there is not a performance. There is no need to call, just come in and ask at the box office. I’m sure you will be shown around by someone as nice as the person who took the time to walk me around and answer my many questions.
As always, we at Destination Accessible, advise you to check a venue’s website, www.paramountny.com, when planning a visit, to know before you go.