10233 Jasper Avenue NW,
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Edmonton architectural firm Stanley & Stanley designed the Paramount Theatre in the rather austere International Modern style of the early-1950’s. It featured a stone facade, an angled canopy across the width of the building, and a vertical marquee. The Paramount Theatre opened on July 4th, 1952 with Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis in “Jumping Jacks”. With its original 1,500 seats, it was Edmonton’s largest cinema, but the seating was greatly reduced in a renovation in the mid-1980’s.
Despite declining attendance, the Paramount Theatre remained open until June 2003. After its closing, there were plans to make the Paramount Theatre a venue for live performances as well as special event movies, but more recent plans envisioned its conversion to an IMAX theatre. It became a church in July 2006.
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