Paramount Theatre

913 W. St. Germain Street,
St. Cloud, MN 56301

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Paramount Theatre

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Built in 1921, the Paramount Theatre is a true classic. Originally erected as the Sherman Theatre, the picture palace was renovated in 1930 for talkies and renamed the Paramount Theatre. By the 1960’s, the Paramount’s ticket sales had fallen sharply and the theater had begun to deteriorate. The theater eventually closed and then fell victim to fire in 1985.

For 15 years, the theater was raising funds and undergoing extensive renovations, which were completed in 2010.

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anthonyfitz
anthonyfitz on July 19, 2001 at 6:55 am

within the last week, i’ve had a chance to visit the paramount theater in person, and it is now in service as a arts center and museum. i witnessed a truly beautiful theater/museum with my own eyes.

Barry
Barry on January 15, 2003 at 12:47 am

The Paramount (originally the Sherman Theater on Saint Germain Street) opened in 1921. It was renovated very extensively and reopened in 1998. It now has 700 seats from the original 1200 and is used many times a week now with various plays, musical and dance shows, among other sorts of entertainment. The arts center is flourishing too with regular classes and exhibitions. Also the offices of the local arts and playhouses are here. These include the Central Minnesota Children’s Theater, County Stearns Theatrical Company, and the Troupe Theater.

epparixey
epparixey on February 13, 2009 at 7:27 pm

Kubrick’s Spartacus will be showing at the Paramount on April 10, 2009.

Kiwanda
Kiwanda on March 7, 2009 at 9:01 am

I’m planning to see Spartacus as I’ve only seen one film at the Paramount, a documentary. It’s a great venue for theater (saw Aladdin there last weekend) and I’m really looking forward to seeing a real movie in that setting.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 14, 2010 at 11:41 am

Decorative tile for the Knights of Columbus Building (which included the Sherman Theatre) was supplied by the American Terra Cotta Company. The company’s archives lists the architect of the building as Leo W. Schaefer.

spectrum
spectrum on November 25, 2010 at 5:00 am

Their website indicates that the restoration has been completed!

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