827 S. White Station Road,
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Architects: Henry George Greene
News About This Theater
- Mar 2, 2010 — Happy 45th, "The Sound Of Music"
The opening of the Paramount Theatre in the Eastgate Shopping Center took place on November 19, 1964 with Doris Day in “Send Me No Flowers”. The new ABC-Paramount showplace began as a single screen theatre with 858 seats in its gold-draped, curtain wall auditorium. Like most ABC theatres of the period, it was designed by architect Henry George Greene, who attended the opening. The widescreen, large format cinematography, 70mm Todd-AO, 6-track stereophonic sound, music filled soundtrack, presentation of “The Sound of Music” was shown as a reserved seat ‘roadshow’ engagement at this theatre. It started on April 7, 1965 and played for 79 weeks! That’s over a year and a half.
The theatre was taken over by Rand Theatres in 1981 and was taken over by Malco Theatre in 1985. It was later twinned and closed in 1990. No trace remains except a lone photograph.
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