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Paramount Theater and Convention Hall

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Address: 1300 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-5782
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Old building with shops

Unique shops as well as eateries. Yes the building is dilapidated but I think it added to the experience. Definitely worth a walk through while on the Boardwalk.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 June 2016
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Staten Island, New York
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Staten Island, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Unique shops as well as eateries. Yes the building is dilapidated but I think it added to the experience. Definitely worth a walk through while on the Boardwalk.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

The Paramount Theater & Convention Hall is located on the boardwalk and has several shops. It looks like it is in need of some TLC but it is worth your while to pop into some of the shops as they have a unique selection.

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Bronx, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

This arcade is worth a visit just for the coffee stand. Coffee is oddly hard to come by on the Boardwalk (maybe it's not that odd come to think of it). But then, the presence of both the Paramount Theatre and the convention center add additional interest. You can get a quick sense of the bands playing all over Asbury... More 

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New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

This is a landmark building and the developers are not taking care of it. Every year more of it fades a way. The historic lanterns on top of the building are nearly all gone. The historic copper plates on the side of the Convention Hall were taken down for inspection and have gone missing. The developer is to replace them... More 

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Thank Mike K
Jersey shore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Sometimes we are just walking through while exercising on the boards or stop to browse the shops, which are unique and have fun Asbury Park memorabilia. Their are two bars on each end, one has indoor as well as outdoor seating and one is outdoor (covered) only. Beautiful Ocean views and salty air!

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Asbury Park, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Conventional Hall is filled with history . Enclosed is The Paramount Theater which offers premium shows and at times free film's monthly . The arcade open space of Convention Hall opens to high vaulted ceiling's , light , sculpture and music . It's filled with shop's that are unique such as The Fun House and Vintage Joey's . Grab yourself... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

This is a BEAUTIFUL old historic building that appears to be in the midst of being renovated. There were some really cool, little shops, and bars in there. Has alot of potential if more business come there. When we visited it was the middle of winter and I can only imagine that it's even better in the Summer.

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Asbury Park, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

This building needs a renovation to add to the Boardwalk. The restaurant, shops, events, space are all great. Summer time has all kinds of events. If you are traveling to Asbury take the time to check this place out, its on the boardwalk walking distance to everything.

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Bel Air, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

Theater is still in midst of renovating but in the hall are a chocolate confectionary, oyster bar and regular bar along with several vendors with crafts and other goods related to the ocean and the beach.

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Wall Township, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

On the National Historic Trust, it is a beautiful building to visit and to see what the architectural style of the early part of the 1900 was like, but there needs to be a considerable amount of work to do to bring back to what it looked like when it was constructed.

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