Paramount Theatre 1 & 2

503 Victoria Avenue,
Kamloops, BC V2C 2B1

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50sSNIPES on April 27, 2023 at 1:45 pm

The Paramount opened on March 23, 1955 with “Seven Brides For Seven Brothers” along with a cartoon and a newsreel.

ScreenClassic on July 5, 2020 at 3:56 pm

According to the two articles below, the Paramount was closed by Landmark on April 17, 2019, then was bought by the Kelson Group and reopened on June 14, 2019:

Kelson Group buys Paramount Theatre building in downtown Kamloops (April 11, 2019)

Paramount Theatre reopens this weekend with Kamloops Film Society at helm (June 13, 2019)

ScreenClassic on July 5, 2020 at 3:35 pm

The Paramount is no longer part of Landmark Cinemas, as the Kelson Group bought the theatre from Landmark in the spring of 2019 and currently leases it to the Kamloops Film Society. Its current website is at the link below:

The Kamloops Film Society at the Paramount Theatre (info on the Kelson Group purchase can be found in its “About the KFS” section)

On that note, Movies (Independent) and Movies (Film Festivals) should also be added to the Functions section for the Paramount.

TLSLOEWS on January 23, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Good luck with your book,bookgirl.

bookgirl99 on June 11, 2009 at 11:31 am

Hi all, I am new to the site and looking for help. I am a researcher on a book dealing with cinema in British Columbia. I would love to include reminiscences about specific theatres, photos, or any information about how film and theatres in general affected your life and/or community. This would include rented films, documentaries from libraries, as well as local theatres or film study groups. Any information you would like to share would be most welcome.

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Thanks for sharing your love of movies!

Camden on July 1, 2004 at 2:56 pm

I didn’t attend this theatre during my visit to Kamloops back in ‘95, but the city is so small that I doubt you’ll have much problem finding it once you get there. The citizenry of Kamloops are predictably gracious.