Memories of the Paramount Theatre

posted by Michael Zoldessy on August 21, 2006 at 7:10 am

AURORA, IL — An ex-employee recounts her memories of working at the Paramount Theatre.

It was 1971 when I started my first job at the Paramount Theater. I had heard through mutual friends that the Paramount needed a candy girl, so I applied. I was 16 at the time and earned $1 an hour.

Our manager was Mr. Rudolph Zurklebach. He was a big promoter of the Paramount and Tivoli Theaters and of downtown Aurora. He would call in to WMRO radio station and request that Petula Clark’s song, Downtown, be played. There were fliers at the local restaurants promoting the latest film.

For more, read the full story in Suburban Chicago News.

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