RKO Paramount Theater

928 E. McMillan Avenue,
Cincinnati, OH 45202

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atmos on August 20, 2021 at 10:31 pm

Theatre opened 4 September 1931 and closed in 1961.

gorhamzoro on April 4, 2011 at 1:38 pm

Whoa! Stop! BIG ERROR! The organ I was referring to in the above posting was the Palace Theater, not the RKO Paramount Theater. Again, if anyone would like to contact me about this organ, feel free to e.mail me at

gorhamzoro on April 2, 2011 at 3:02 pm

I am a little confused about the post in 2006 stating that the Paramount organ was “rescued” and “moved to a private residence”. My brother and I purchased that organ and removed it to Louisville, KY, where we sold it out piece-meal. Anyone who wants to contact me in this regard can do so at

hanksykes on November 30, 2010 at 4:47 pm

The attention getting vertical for Paramount was at the intersection of Gilbert Avenue and Mc Millian Street even thou the theater was nearly 200 feet from that sign. This was done to catch the eye of passing traffic which might have missed the cinema front located way down the block. Paramount vertical was located on the roof of what became wills pawn shop in later years. The 75 foot lighted vertical was removed during WW2 and donated to the scrap metal drive.

hanksykes on November 30, 2010 at 4:41 pm

As best I can determine the Kroger parking lot,( across the street from the picture in the above post) was the footprint for The Paramount.

meheuck on August 9, 2010 at 12:49 am

On a whim, I typed the address into Google, and Google Earth Maps yielded this photograph:


Where would the Paramount have been? Where the CVS drugstore is now?

hanksykes on December 8, 2007 at 1:25 pm

One more thing ,just learned,“The Publix Film Corporation”, was the title Paramount Studios always used for their film distribution unit.

hanksykes on August 3, 2007 at 2:51 pm

Thank you atmos for confirming an Eberson fact I’ve never been able to substantitiate! The Paramount Th. had grand scale, but a department store budget for lobby furnishings. Meaning the lobby chairs and sofas where the scale used in a persons home which dwarfed them in this cinema setting. Until soon, Hank

atmos on July 31, 2007 at 5:59 am

The John Eberson archives at the Wolfsonian in Florida have at least two design drawings of this theatre dated 1930.

hanksykes on November 7, 2006 at 12:46 pm

The large Wurlitzer in the Paramount Theater was rescued prior to the theaters demolition and moved to a private residence in Clifton,which is a section of Cincinnati,where it is still played to entertainpeople today.The Wurlitzer Pipe Organ has been a focus of local ATOS meetings in prior years.