Today the newly dubbed Paramount Hudson Valley is managed and operated by Red House Entertainment with a goal to making this landmark theatre a destination for the very best of live music and performing arts. Red House acquired the theatre in May 2013.. Red House Entertainment LLC (“RHE”) was formed by Kurt Heitmann for the single purpose of reviving and operating the Paramount Theater in Peekskill, NY, as a vibrant downtown venue, to be supported by diverse and week-round programming, which unquestionably has the potential to be the “ultimate” venue in the Hudson Valley for Live Music and HD quality digital entertainment. It was selected by the Peekskill Common Council, as a result of an RFP issued in November 2012, in competition with known interest from at least 2 known NYC venue/performing arts operators and Tarrytown Music Hall and a consortium formed by an established local hospitality service businessman. It signed a lease commencing May 2013 for an initial term of just under18 years, with a renewal and purchase option, to be the exclusive operator and manager of the venue for commercial, nonprofit and community related uses and forms of entertainment and hospitality. With a key focus on having high-quality acts consistently, an improved physical venue, and persistent messaging and interactivity with the community, Kurt formed a management team for the RHE that includes experienced executives from the fields of video and audio in entertainment production; arts and nonprofit management including marketing, communications, public relations, operations, and educational programming; artist management, event sponsorship, concert production and promotion; television development and sales, and brand development, licensing and merchandising. Kurt Heitmann was born and raised in Peekskill New York, and now resides 10 miles north in Garrison.