Paramount Theatre

145 N. County Road,
Palm Beach, FL 33480

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Paramount Theatre

Mediterranean Revival style theater with two and a half stories, masonry, stuccoed, two and a half-story entrance, breezeway terrace. Designed as a complete cultural center that included theater, residences, restaurant, shops, and offices. Opened on January 9, 1927, in the 1930’s and 1940’s, the Paramount Theatre was a center of live entertainment as well as films.

In 1948, it was remodeled by the architectural firm Kemp, Bunch & Jackson of Jacksonville, FL.

Now converted into offices.

Contributed by TC

Recent comments (view all 29 comments)

Harvey on April 28, 2008 at 3:16 pm

Very nice. Thanks for sharing it.

Patsy on April 28, 2008 at 4:36 pm

Yes, great photo! BTW, I never heard back from Beth Dunlop.

Patsy on September 25, 2008 at 6:45 am

I just clicked on the name Joseph Urban and see that he also built 2 other large capacity theatres in NYC, but both of them have been demolished according to CT.

TLSLOEWS on August 4, 2010 at 5:25 pm

Very nice looking theatre.

rivest266 on November 20, 2011 at 12:04 pm

January 9th, 1927 grand opening ad has been posted here. Admission was $1.50-$2.00 ($18-$25) in today’s money. Palm Beach was an really expensive town at the time.

Patsy on November 16, 2014 at 2:06 pm

Wish the Town of Palm Beach had preserved this historical theatre!

jalvar on September 1, 2015 at 4:42 am

Urban was also the designer for Zigfield Follies and the Follies often rehersed in this theatre and did their preview performances here. He also was the architect for Maralago, the Merriwether Post estate in PB and spent a lot of time in the town. Pity its gone but with the competition of the Opera house it would be impossible to survive.

rivest266 on May 6, 2016 at 2:08 pm

Another January 9th, 1927 grand opening ad in photo section.

rivest266 on May 7, 2016 at 3:50 pm

January 26th, 1972 grand reopening ad also in photo section.

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