Paramount Theatre

145 N. County Road,
Palm Beach, FL 33480

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Paramount Theatre

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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 27 comments)

Patsy
Patsy on March 28, 2008 at 9:05 pm

I’ve sent a fax to “a Beth Dunlop” in Miami, but no word as yet. The phone number went to a fax ring so I had to send word to her via the fax machine.

krayonc
krayonc on April 28, 2008 at 10:39 pm

I was researching a photo postcard that my mom wants to list on ebay & found this site. Maybe you guys (& gals) would enjoy to see the photo??

View link

The movie showing was “The Country Doctor” and you can see Breakers in the distance.

If somebody right clicks & saves the photo, maybe you can add it to the site later…whatever you decide. Enjoy.

Harvey
Harvey on April 28, 2008 at 11:16 pm

Very nice. Thanks for sharing it.

Patsy
Patsy on April 29, 2008 at 12:36 am

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

Patsy
Patsy on September 25, 2008 at 2:45 pm

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
TLSLOEWS on August 5, 2010 at 1:25 am

Very nice looking theatre.

rivest266
rivest266 on November 20, 2011 at 8:04 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
Patsy on November 16, 2014 at 10:06 pm

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

jalvar
jalvar on September 1, 2015 at 12:42 pm

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.

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