Paramount Theatre

827 S. White Station Road,
Memphis, TN 38138

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Previously operated by: Malco Theatres Inc., Paramount Pictures Inc., Plitt Theatres, Rand Theatres

Architects: Henry George Greene

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Paramount Theatre

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.

Contributed by eS, Vincent Astor

Recent comments (view all 35 comments)

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 24, 2017 at 5:50 pm

JAlex: I think the comments were just making reference to this Park Theatre on Park Avenue. The Paramount was always called the Paramount.

Ripshin
Ripshin on July 24, 2017 at 11:14 pm

I was saying that I had the wrong theater, in regards to the “Empire” release. I realize that they are two different theaters.

JasonCManley
JasonCManley on January 8, 2018 at 5:48 pm

@staylor066 I saw POPEYE too but I cannot remember the theater, I was all of like 4 or 5.

MSC77
MSC77 on March 29, 2019 at 11:23 pm

In what year did Malco take over ownership of this theater?

KStar
KStar on May 28, 2021 at 5:28 pm

So it never made it to being a Plitt theater?

Oddbins
Oddbins on June 28, 2021 at 6:26 am

KStar, it was a Plitt theater, yes.

rivest266
rivest266 on August 13, 2021 at 1:25 pm

The Paramount opened on November 19th, 1964 with “send me no flowers”. Grand opening ad posted.

rivest266
rivest266 on August 13, 2021 at 4:55 pm

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.

rivest266
rivest266 on August 14, 2021 at 1:13 pm

Taken over by Rand Theatres along with the Park in 1981

rivest266
rivest266 on August 14, 2021 at 4:31 pm

and taken over by Malco theatres in 1985.

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