Paramount Theatre Centre and Ballroom

1124 Meridian Plaza,
Anderson, IN 46016

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Paramount Theatre, Anderson, IN

Opened on August 20, 1929, the John Eberson/Alvin M. Strauss-designed Paramount Theatre was the home of film and stage shows for 55 years, until the Paramount closed in 1984. In 1989, the theater was saved from destruction by a concerned group of citizens and renovated.

The Paramount Theatre has now been restored to its original opulence. Every part of the theater has been returned to its 1929 state or otherwise improved to modern standards. A classic of Atmospheric style design, the Paramount Theatre is a testament to Eberson’s influential style.

The Paramount Theatre was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.

Recent comments (view all 32 comments)

JRColvin on February 21, 2007 at 10:04 am

I saw Seven Brides for Seven Brothers here maybe about 10 years ago. Enjoyed the experience, but the similar atmosphere-style Louisville Palace about 150 miles south is a much better theater.

TimothyRuf on May 25, 2007 at 4:35 pm

The correct website for this theater is

Broan on October 7, 2007 at 11:29 pm

Recent photos of this theatre are HERE

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on August 25, 2008 at 4:26 am

A 1996 view of the Paramount Theater in Anderson here and here.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on November 25, 2008 at 5:57 pm

Glad to see they’ve added back the vertical “Paramount” sign.

kencmcintyre on February 20, 2010 at 2:13 pm

Here is a July 1955 ad from the Anderson Daily Bulletin:

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on July 5, 2010 at 4:52 pm

From 1957 a view of the Paramount and Times Theatres in Anderson.

TLSLOEWS on July 15, 2010 at 4:26 pm

Nice photo Don L.

ChrisNealis on June 27, 2011 at 12:30 pm

In case you didn’t know, the vertical Paramount sign that was recently placed back on the building is the original sign! It sat in a barn disassembled for decades and nobody knew until the man in possession of it(whom I believe was in his 90’s) told someone that he had it! It was restored and placed back in its original spot. So cool!

koosmal on August 26, 2013 at 8:38 pm

Night photo of marquee 8/19/79, 50th Anniversary Show, Dr. John Landon at the Page organ, The Marx Brothers in Coconuts on screen.

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