Paramount Theatre

24 N. Broad Street,
Middletown, OH 45042

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The Paramount Theatre in Middletown, OH

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The Paramount Theatre opened on April 13, 1931 and was demolished in 1963 for a city parking lot. It was somewhat similar to the Paramount in Peekskill, New York with a half-timbered exterior and an Art Deco style interior.

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Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on January 11, 2008 at 5:58 pm

The April 2nd, 1930 issue of Variety reported that Paramount would build a new theatre in Middletown, Ohio, for $750,000, with Rapp & Rapp as architects. It was probably similar in design to a new Paramount theatre by Rapp & Rapp and also costing $750,000 in Hamilton, Ohio, which was announced in the same issue of Variety. Both theatres would be owned by a Paramount subsidiary called the Midham Company, headquartered in Cincinnati.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 17, 2008 at 3:04 pm

Captain Fury with Victor McLaglen and Brian Aherne was released in May of 1939.

tommmyp
tommmyp on November 10, 2012 at 9:23 pm

The Paramount was a beautiful theater. It closed in 1963. I recall seeing equipment, etc on the sidewalk outside during the summer of 63 as they were gutting it. The excuse at the time was that it cost too much to AC the place. It’s a parking lot now. I don’t think anything was ever built there after it was razed. El Cid was the last movie I saw there circa Nov. 1962.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on November 11, 2012 at 12:38 am

A painting of the vanished Paramount Theater can be seen here.

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