Condition: Vinyl - Near Mint, Sleeve - Near Mint
Paradise Theatre is the tenth album by the rock band Styx, released in January 1981. It was the most successful album by Styx, peaking at #1 for 3 weeks on the Billboard Album Chart in April and May 1981 (non-consecutively).
Four singles from the album charted, three in the top 10. The lead single "The Best of Times", written by Dennis DeYoung, went to #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Too Much Time on My Hands", written by Tommy Shaw, went to #9 on the Billboard Hot 100, Shaw's only top 10 hit for Styx. "Nothing Ever Goes as Planned", written by DeYoung, went to #54 on the US Pop Chart. "Rockin' the Paradise" — written by DeYoung, Shaw and James Young — went to #8 on the Top Rock Track Chart.
The song "The Best of Times" has been featured in multiple films. The song is in the 1999 film Big Daddy, in which Adam Sandler's character, like Sandler himself, is a Styx fan. It also appears in the 2005 film The Perfect Man'
Paradise Theatre became Styx's only US #1 album. It was the band's fourth consecutive triple-platinum album.