Paramount Theater

128 E. Front Street,
Burlington, NC 27215

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Paramount Theater

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This 1928 movie palace located in the heart of downtown Burlington enjoyed a complete restoration/renovation sponsored by the City of Burlington and the Alamance County Arts Council. It reopened on Feb. 18, 1998, and currently hosts a wide variety of events including plays, musicals, concerts, gospel performances, business and community meetings, travelogues, and classic movies.

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presh
presh on January 20, 2005 at 3:17 pm

I have seen two shows at this Venue. It has been lovingly restored and it is a very impressive job done on it. I liked it so well that my partner and I are presenting concerts there. Its just such a wonderful little place.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on October 21, 2006 at 3:00 pm

Here is an interesting newspaper ad from 1958:
http://tinyurl.com/yxwu5s

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on October 21, 2006 at 3:09 pm

This 1940 ad touts the grand opening, which may have been a
re-opening if the theater opened in 1928:
http://tinyurl.com/y4oxap

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 5, 2007 at 9:07 am

Here is a recent photo of the Paramount Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 29, 2008 at 3:51 pm

According to this website, this theater opened December 19, 1928 as the Grand Theater at 128 East Front Street. The name was changed to the Paramount Theater on September 2, 1929.

PatriciaCarol
PatriciaCarol on March 7, 2009 at 6:55 pm

The Paramount, Carolina, and Alamance were owned by North Carolina Theatres, Inc. per ad in the 1940 “Doe Wah Jack”, Burlington High School annual.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 26, 2010 at 4:50 pm

I bet at one time it might have been an ABC THEATRE or Plitt Theatre?

firstmom1982
firstmom1982 on July 2, 2012 at 4:11 am

Another theater existed in Burlington that was owned by the Qualls family. The State Theater, located on Andrews Street, opened in 1939. A short article in the Burlington Times News is attached, along with a link. http://timesnews125.com/history/19390307.php

raysson
raysson on August 17, 2012 at 11:43 am

Mike,
It closed in 1978 under ABC Southeastern Theatres.

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