This 1970s UT Student Saved Austin's Paramount Theater
From the Texas Standard:
Austin's historic theater nearly bit the dust, but three guys in the 1970s had a restoration plan to keep it afloat.
The Congress Avenue theater, which celebrates its centennial this year, almost didn't make it this far. It faced near-certain death back in the '70s, when it was in danger of being demolished to make room for a hotel.
But three men — John Bernardoni, Charles Eckerman and Stephen Scott — stepped in with plans to restore the theater back to its former glory. Bernardoni speaks with the Standard about saving the historic art space.