104 S. 7th Street,
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Styles: Art Deco
Previous Names: Star Theatre
Built by 1886 as a general store with offices and a store room on the 2nd floor. The Star Theatre was opened by 1913, and the 2nd floor had been converted into a cigar factory. Marion Bodwell opened the Paramount Theatre in 1934. Bodwell added a wonderful Art Deco-style marquee spelling out the theatre’s name in elegant, neon-lit lettering, as well as an outdoor ticket booth. The theatre sat around 280 and would continue to be a popular feature of Wyoming’s downtown for decades.
The Paramount Theatre closed in 1969, several years after Marion Bodwell handed over the operation of the theatre to his son Tom. Though the family briefly reopened the Paramount Theatre on a limited basis in 1987, it closed once more not long after.
In the late-1990’s, the Paramount Theatre was sold to Barry Sprout and reopened, but closed once more in 2000. This beauty unfortunately remains closed in 2022, and is up for sale.
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