RKO Paramount Theater
928 East McMillan Avenue,
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The architect for the Paramount Theater was local architect Edward Schulte. The theater was built by Mrs. Wurlitzer, of the Wurlitzer Pipe Organ family who lived in Cincinnati. Some credit seems to be given to famed architect John Eberson for the interior design, however the Paramount Theater was not an Atmospheric style interior which Eberson was best known for.
Since Mrs. Wurlitzer had allied herself with the Publix Film Corporation as a film supplier for her Paramount it was unfortunate for her that Cincinnati was already an RKO (Radio Keith Orpheum) monopolized city. In essence she was frozen out of recieving any film product from Publix as they were not likely to challenge RKO. RKO approached Mrs. Wurlitzer and asked her if she would like them to manage her newly built Paramount Theater and what other choice did she have…a bit of dirty pool, eh?
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