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Paradise Theater

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BobbyS
BobbyS on June 26, 2012 at 8:26 pm

The Paradise was the talk of the town that week. My family were there and acccording to them they were speechless as they left with all the beauty aplenty..

gemini16th
gemini16th on June 17, 2013 at 7:28 pm

The exterior of this famous “Paradise” was in the “Louis XVI” style- while the interiors of white marble(staircases, statues, etc.) was in a suggested “Roman Villa” style. No doubt it would have satisfied a “Louis” and his French court. High(very high)above the proscenium arch was a life-sized statue of “Apollo in his chariot”(shown in this vintage ad)– driven by horses(among other numerous statues in white marble(or faux marble)thru out. The very high celling- painted like the evening sky with twinkling stars + clouds- unfortunately affected the acoustic quality of the “new” sound pictures of the time, to the point it became hard to hear the sound/dialog. People began to frequent a competitor’s theater nearby- which offered better sound acoustics. This was just the beginning of the Paradise’s decline.

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