Paramount Theatre

24 N. Broad Street,
Middletown, OH 45042

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Previously operated by: Paramount-Publix

Architects: George W. Leslie Rapp

Firms: Rapp & Rapp

Styles: Art Deco

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The Paramount Theatre in Middletown, OH

The Paramount Theatre opened on April 13, 1931 and was demolished in 1963 for a city parking lot. It was somewhat similar to the Paramount in Peekskill, New York with a half-timbered exterior and an Art Deco style interior.

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tommmyp on November 10, 2012 at 1:23 pm

The Paramount was a beautiful theater. It closed in 1963. I recall seeing equipment, etc on the sidewalk outside during the summer of 63 as they were gutting it. The excuse at the time was that it cost too much to AC the place. It’s a parking lot now. I don’t think anything was ever built there after it was razed. El Cid was the last movie I saw there circa Nov. 1962.

CSWalczak on November 10, 2012 at 4:38 pm

A painting of the vanished Paramount Theater can be seen here.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 2, 2015 at 9:21 pm

24 N. Broad Street was the Paramount’s historic address, but Middletown has renumbered its lots and the Paramount’s site is on what is now South Broad Street. In this aerial photo from 1955, the intersection of Central Avenue and Broad Street is at center bottom, and the Paramount can be seen on the west side of Broad halfway up the block north of Central.

The Paramount is at right in this 1962 photo. The building housing Doan’s Ace Hardware is still standing, but has been stripped of its modern front, revealing what remains of the much older facade beneath.

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