37 W. Pine Street,
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Previously operated by: Paramount Pictures Inc.
Styles: Streamline Moderne
Previous Names: Grand Theatre, Pastime Theatre
Built in 1886, the Grand Theatre opened in the 1920’s and featured a Moeller pipe organ. Walter Kimble, a retired local musician, was once the organist there. During the 1940’s and into the 1950’s, the theatre was a first run house, usually playing second tier pictures. It had a single floor and an exterior featuring much ceramic tile. The stage and screen were outfitted with curtains.
On September 25, 1953 its name was changed to the Astor Theatre, reopening with Fred Astaire in “The Band Wagon”. It was demolished about 1960. A parking lot is currently located on the theatre’s site.
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