515 S. Main Street,
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Architects: Carl Boller
Firms: Boller Brothers
Styles: Colonial Revival
Previous Names: Electric Theatre, Grubel's Electric Theatre
History of the Joplin Paramount Theatre is somewhat sketchy. It opened as the Electric Theatre on March 27, 1910. In 1930 it was renamed Paramount Theatre. Vintage postcard views illustrate the building was designed in Colonial Revival styling and sat one block South of the Fox Theatre. The Paramount Theatre was closed March 31, 1959.
Like its neighboring Fox Theatre, it appears that perhaps the Paramount Theatre auditorium actually was located on a back street. Only the front of the building survives, the auditorium has been demolished.
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