Paramount Theater

128 E. Front Street,
Burlington, NC 27215

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Paramount Theater

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This 1928 movie palace is located in the heart of downtown Burlington. It was remodelled in the 1940’s to the plans of architect Erle G. Stillwell.

In 1998 it enjoyed a complete restoration/renovation sponsored by the City of Burlington and the Alamance County Arts Council. It reopened on February 18, 1998, and currently hosts a wide variety of events including plays, musicals, concerts, gospel performances, business and community meetings, travelogues, and classic movies.

Contributed by Renee Wright

Recent comments (view all 9 comments)

presh on January 20, 2005 at 5:17 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 on October 21, 2006 at 5:00 pm

Here is an interesting newspaper ad from 1958:

kencmcintyre on October 21, 2006 at 5:09 pm

This 1940 ad touts the grand opening, which may have been a
re-opening if the theater opened in 1928:

PatriciaCarol on March 7, 2009 at 8:55 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 6:50 pm

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

Susan Walker
Susan Walker on July 2, 2012 at 6:11 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.

raysson on August 17, 2012 at 1:43 pm

It closed in 1978 under ABC Southeastern Theatres.

dallasmovietheaters on September 27, 2015 at 3:37 pm

The theatre’s 1940 modernization was architected by Earle G. Stillwell.

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