323 W. Sixth Street,
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Opened as Grauman’s Metropolitan in January 1923, the Paramount was the largest movie theatre in Los Angeles for many years. Not only did it have one of the largest balconies ever built, its projector had the longest projection throw in the city.
When it was acquired by the Publix theater chain in 1929, the theatre was renamed the Paramount. And to help distinguish it from other Paramount theatres in LA, the theatre was also known as the Paramount Downtown.
In 1963, the Paramount Downtown was torn down to make way for a parking lot. In the early-1980’s, a bank was built on this same lot.
Today, if one stands in front of the Arcade Theatre and look southwest towards the corner of Broadway and 6th Street, near the second or third building from the corner, you will see a faded sign for the old Paramount Downtown, the only trace of the theatre still visible.
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