827 S. White Station Road,
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Previously operated by: Malco Theatres Inc., Paramount Pictures Inc., Plitt Theatres, Rand Theatres
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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I was saying that I had the wrong theater, in regards to the “Empire” release. I realize that they are two different theaters.
@staylor066 I saw POPEYE too but I cannot remember the theater, I was all of like 4 or 5.
In what year did Malco take over ownership of this theater?
So it never made it to being a Plitt theater?
KStar, it was a Plitt theater, yes.
The Paramount opened on November 19th, 1964 with “send me no flowers”. Grand opening ad posted.
First Vistarama screen in the USA was installed on July 25th, 1968, in time for “2001: a space odyssey”. one was installed for Expo 67 in Montreal. Article posted.
Taken over by Rand Theatres along with the Park in 1981
and taken over by Malco theatres in 1985.
Given the exterior marquee, the interior color scheme, the movie playing in the photo above and owned by Plitt: THIS is the sister theater to Century Plaza Los Angeles, Northpoint San Francisco and Plaza Daly City in California! I bet it was dark and cavernous lots of gold and purple. Played Fofire and The Last Temptation of Christ towards the end! They all played these films. 🤭🤭