Paramount Theatre

Main Street,
Fort Fairfield, ME 04742

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Paramount Theatre

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The Paramount Theatre was opened in July 1930, and continued to operate at least into the 1950’s.

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rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on March 22, 2014 at 10:47 am

The Paramount in Fort Fairfield is listed in the 1942-43 Motion Picture Almanac as part of the Mullin & Pinanski Circuit (M&P Theatres) of Boston MA, a Paramount affiliate.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 25, 2014 at 11:23 pm

In 1929, Publix was operating a house at Fort Fairfield called the Park Theatre. It had 557 seats. The Paramount was its replacement. The October 27, 1929, issue of The Film Daily had this item:

“Fort Fairfield, Me.— A new $80,000 theater here is being planned from design of Bunker and Savage, Augusta architects.”
This was soon followed by this notice in a list of projects Publix had underway, published in the November 8 issue:
“Augusta, Me. — Fort Fairfield, rapidly nearing completion, is expected to be ready for opening in the spring Bunker & Savage drew the plans for the new Publix house.”
I’ve been unable to discover the opening date of the Paramount, but if it was on schedule it should have been 1930.

Interestingly, the firm of Bunker & Savage is still in operation, though I don’t see any theaters among their recent projects.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 25, 2014 at 11:45 pm

This page from the Maine Memory Network says that the Paramount opened in April, 1930.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on August 1, 2015 at 11:29 am

The Theatre Historical Society archive has the MGM Theatre Report for the Paramount; it’s Card # 370. Address is Main St. There is an exterior photo dated April 1941. Condition is Good. The report says it was under 10 years old (slightly incorrect), was showing MGM product, and had 958 seats. The 1940 population was 2,600.

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