Search for Paramount Management Team Moves Forward

City hopes to have new management team in place by next month.

Peekskills officials plan to hold a series of data-gathering meetings with the parties interested in managing the Paramount Center for the Performing Arts  in the next two weeks.

Inititially, officials had set a goal of having an operator in place by Jan. 14 and the theater reopened by  Feb. 1. But that timeline now appears to be off by a few weeks.

Bob Knight, a spokesman for the city, said remained deeply committed to finding the right manager/operator to help the Paramount Theater realize its full potential.

“City leaders are working with a sense of urgency to identify a new leadership team for the Paramount Theater that will act in the best interest of the City, its residents and Peekskill's Downtown business community,” Knight said.

The center has been out operation since the original management team closed its doors in October. The move was made after the theater failed to reach its fundraising goal for the year.

Three interested parties submitted proposals to operate the theater last month,  officials have  declined to name who they are.

“The city will not be releasing the names of the proposers as a significant amount of information is proprietary to each proposer and is not ready to be made public,” Knight said.

Chuck Park January 16, 2013 at 01:28 PM
I am holding over $200 worth of tickets for a May show that is not going to go on. I held these tickets because we were told not to panic when the Paramount first closed, that there was hope that 2013 shows would go on as scheduled. Well, the band that was scheduled to be at the Paramount in May has switched to the Capitol Theater on the same date. So I now know that there is no possible use for these tickets, and I'm stuck with them, and out over $200. To add insult to injury, I was a supporting member of the Paramount. Thanks Paramount!
Collegenurse January 16, 2013 at 02:38 PM
I hope one of the "interested parties" is the owner of the tarrytown music hall...but I heard a rumor that our Mayor doesn't care for them...
joshua tanner January 16, 2013 at 03:32 PM
Hope the new managers are Democrats so the city doesn't hang them out to dry on a whim
Yarbol Steve January 16, 2013 at 04:28 PM
More boneheaded incompetence. They should release the 3 names. They don't have to tell us any proprietary info but since it's a public enterprise, we should know the candidates. Down with Queen Mary and Free Food Fixation. On a lighter side, the Paramount should hold a Super Bowl party to raise some funds. Have it catered, set a fee for an all-you-can-eat-and-drink buffet/bar and show the game on the big screen. Chuck - sorry to hear about your ticket situation. Was it the Fab Faux you were seeing?
Floyd Kitty January 16, 2013 at 06:42 PM
I hear through the vine that Tarrytown is interested if the operational price/rent is right. Also hear something about Lincoln Ctr - could Jon Y have something to do with it now that he is looking for work??? That would be a long shout since he is to cozy with V.V. and uncle George's crew, we know how the Queen slighted Deb M for that reason. But wait........there is still hope!!!! Arne P has put in an RFP rumor has it that he will have a grand re-opening of both Hugo's and the Paramount the same day in early March 2019.
Chuck Park January 16, 2013 at 07:08 PM
Yes, Fab Faux. I bought the May 2013 tickets during the intermission of their May 2012 Paramount show.
Ded Yorick January 16, 2013 at 08:18 PM
I'm looking forward to Hugo's 2019 grand re-opening. I've already placed my dinner order: shrimp cocktail appetizer, baked ziti entree and three Bud Lites. I hope they keep it fresh. Then a short hop across the street to see the Pink Floyd Experience. The pig will fly again.
Wendy Kelly January 16, 2013 at 08:30 PM
Yarbol Steve great idea about Super Bowl Party.
Wendy Kelly January 16, 2013 at 08:35 PM
Have it catered by a couple local restaurants.
JB Haker January 17, 2013 at 02:20 AM
Try contacting the Capitol Theatre management & tell them what happened. Also Fab Faux management; doing either/both might help you out.
Liz Claire January 17, 2013 at 10:52 PM
2019? Get real. Six years from now? What will happen in the interim? Will it be a methadone clinic? At least taxpayers would be off the hook.


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