Paramount Theater

630 Pittsburgh Street,
Connellsville, PA 15425

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The former Paramount Theater was remodelled as the Fayette Theater and had a grand re-opening on July 19, 1949. It appears that the theater was also used for live entertainment. In 1953 it reverted back to its Paramount Theater name, but closed in 1954.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 5, 2009 at 4:47 am

Before the 1949 remodeling, the Fayette had been called the Paramount. The new owner, Edwin P. Brown, was also the operator of the Soisson Theatre. This information is from an item in the August 13, 1949, issue of Boxoffice Magazine.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 26, 2010 at 9:56 am

This theater returned to its original name of Paramount in 1953, according to the February 7 issue of Boxoffice that year. The house had been closed for six months. The September 4, 1954, issue of Boxoffice reported that the Paramount at Connellsville had been closed.

I haven’t found the Paramount mentioned in any later issues of Boxoffice. A 1956 Boxoffice item said that the only theaters still operating in Connellsville were the Soisson and the Orpheum, so the 1954 closure of the Paramount had probably been permanent.

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