169 Peachtree Street NE,
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Firms: Kontz, Reid & Adler
Previous Names: Howard Theatre
The Howard Theatre was built as a live theatre and opened in December 13, 1920, with movies on the opening program:- Wallace Reid in “Always Audacious” and Harold Lloyd in “Number Please”. On the stage was a Grand Opera Presentation: a scene from Act III from “Faust”. It was equipped with an organ (make not specified). In 1925 it was equipped with a 3 manual Wurlitzer organ. Built for the S.A. Lynch Enterprises chain, seating was provided for 2,700, with 1,700 in the orchestra, 900 in the balcony and 100 in loges and two boxes. In 1929, it was renamed Paramount Theatre. The Wurlitzer organ was removed in the 1950’s. The Paramount Theatre was demolished in 1960. In May 2019 a new home was found for the Wurlitzer organ in the Oriental Theatre, Milwaukee.
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