Paramount Theatre

351 Charlotte Street,
Sydney, NS B1P 1E1

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The Paramount opened around 1950 and closed in the mid 1980’s. It has since been sold and converted into a Pharmasave drug store.

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 23, 2010 at 6:18 pm

April 14 1973 sees John wayne in “THE TRAIN ROBBERS”.with the theatre notice,“all children must be with Adults at night.”

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 12, 2011 at 1:34 am

The January 30, 1954, issue of Boxoffice ran an obituary of the Paramount Theatre’s owner, Dan P. MacDonald. MacDonald began his exhibition career with a Sydney house called the Palace, which he later renamed the Capitol and then, after enlarging it, the Paramount.

The scan of the Boxoffice page is incomplete so the year is not fully legible, but this chain of events appears to have begun in the 1910s or the 1920s, as MacDonald arrived in Sydney about 1904 and ran a shoe store for some time before going into the theater business.

MacDonald also built the Vogue Theatre in Sydney (in 1939, according to its Cinema Treasures page,) and there might also have been a second Capitol Theatre, as the obituary calls him “…owner of the Paramount and Capitol theatres here….”

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