Paramount Theatre

257 East Flagler Street,
Miami, FL 33131

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Paramount Theatre exterior and the nearby Town Theatre

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Originally opened as the Fairfax Theatre, in the 1930’s it was largely re-built and renamed Paramount Theatre.

Contributed by Al Alvarez

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AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on September 25, 2009 at 2:20 pm

The Cigar Store appears to have located near at the entrance of the theatre next to a Hippodrome Bar also located there or in the lobby.

I noticed several different phone books in the library during that period so that Coral Gables and Miami Beach theatres were not all listed in the Miami book but had their own directory. There were also listings under “Motion Picture Theatre”.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on November 19, 2009 at 1:01 pm

The new Paramount Hotel and theatre post card.

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TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on July 7, 2010 at 5:38 pm

Nice slideshow AlAlvarez.

rivest266
rivest266 on October 16, 2011 at 11:31 am

This was renamed Paramount on December 10th, 1931. Ad uploaded in the photo section.

plantladie12
plantladie12 on May 12, 2012 at 4:03 pm

I have wonderful memories of Paramount theater. I am 73, my first job was at candy counter and i gt chewewed out for adding too much butter to pop corn. Later I worked at a twin theater and wondering if that was the olmpia. Paramount was next to a famous hamburger pl and my boyfribned, Johnny, usher, wld go there after work. I am so mad that I cannot remember the name, I know it like it was my own.It was not white castle, on that order. wonderful memories

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on May 12, 2012 at 4:45 pm

It was probably a Royal Castle next to the Paramount, plantladie12.

The Olympia was never a twin. There were no twins downtown.

guarina
guarina on May 14, 2012 at 10:44 am

The first twin in Miami was the Twin Gables, actually on S.W. 22nd Street, not in Gables.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on May 14, 2012 at 12:45 pm

The Sunny Isles and Dadeland opened before the Twin Gables.

guarina
guarina on May 15, 2012 at 4:18 pm

OK, I stand corrected. Since Dadeland was in Kendall, I didn’t think of it much, but the Twin Gables I passed often. — I worked for Wometco for 13 months.

Louis of Pompano
Louis of Pompano on October 21, 2012 at 4:42 pm

I believe the Hippodrome was on the corner of the Florida Theater. The Fotosho became the Paramount. I think the Hippdrome became the Florida.

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