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Paramount Theater could get help from the city

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RUTLAND, Vt. -

The Paramount Theater in Rutland, is looking at diversifying their shows, and the city may help cover the costs.

The theater is in the works of purchasing a high-definition projector and other equipment to have live broadcasts of the Metropolitan Opera and other shows.

The Community and Economic Committee has recommended funding the $75,000 project with money from the Zamias Fund.

"What they want to do is obviously fill up the theater and give a greater variety of shows and opportunities for people to come in and enjoy the Paramount Theater," says board of aldermen member Dave Allaire, "which is an economic driver for the downtown and all of us here in the city of Rutland."

Allaire says the project is based on the success of a Middlebury Theater that began broadcasting live shows several years ago.

The full board of alderman will vote on the recommendation Monday evening.

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