Paramount Theatre

616 Central Avenue,
Hot Springs, AR 71901

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Previously operated by: Paramount Pictures Inc.

Architects: Edward F. Brueggeman, Guy W. Swaim

Firms: Brueggeman, Swaim & Allen

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In his autobiography “My Life”, former President Bill Clinton mentions this theatre (on page 36) as being one of Hot Springs' “two old-fashioned movie houses”. The other was the Malco Theatre.

The Paramount Theatre opened in 1936 with Bing Crosby in “Two for Tonight”. In 1945 it was remodeled to the plans of architectural firm Brueggeman, Swaim & Allen. It was demolished in 1989.

Contributed by Gerald A. DeLuca

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on April 30, 2005 at 6:37 pm

Listed in the Film Daily Yearbook’s,1941 and 1943 as having a seating capacity of 800. Operated by Paramount Pictures Inc. through their subsidiary M.A. Lightman.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on June 17, 2020 at 10:41 pm

Description credit Garland County Historical Society.

“The 1000-seat Paramount Theater opened at 616 Central in 1936. The first movie shown was Two for Tonight with Bing Crosby and Joan Bennett. The theater featured first run movies and special events. The building was razed in 1989, and the site is now a parking lot beside the downtown post office.”

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