Paramount Theatre

213 N. Schuyler Avenue,
Kankakee, IL 60901

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Paramount Theatre

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Opened on April 11, 1931 by Publix Theatres, the Paramount Theatre had 1,287 seats.

In 1988, the Paramount Theatre was brought into the Classic Cinemas chain and renovated, re-opening on December 15, 1988. Although the theatre was modernized, it retained much of what could be saved from its original Art Deco style interior.

Four screens were added to the original Paramount Theatre and were imbued with an appropriate Art Deco style treatment. Two auditoriums are equipped with digital projection and 3D, and all have HPS 4000 digital sound.

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 5, 2006 at 8:20 am

Here are two photos of the Paramount Theater. Click photo to expand it.

iatse
iatse on August 15, 2006 at 3:14 pm

I was the last projectionist at the Town Cinema theatre taking
Meredith place when he went out West.

Jer

MustangMike
MustangMike on September 8, 2006 at 4:56 am

The Paramount theatre is celebrating it’s 75th anniversary with a week of movies from the past seven decades. Here is a link to the Classic Cinemas page listing the films.
http://www.classiccinemas.com/Paramount75.asp

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 13, 2008 at 10:53 am

Two more photos can be seen here and here.

Meredith Rhule
Meredith Rhule on December 19, 2008 at 8:01 pm

Jerry, how ya doing brother? Well, he left his message two and a half years ago. Oh well, it is the thought that counts.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 25, 2009 at 11:06 am

This is the Paramount at night. (animated)

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 24, 2009 at 6:21 pm

The Paramount can be seen in this 2009 photo.

Beadee
Beadee on July 8, 2010 at 11:57 am

Love this theater. Well worth the drive from Homewood or even Chicago if it’s a film in the main theater.

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