Paramount Theatre 1 & 2

503 Victoria Avenue,
Kamloops, BC V2C 2B1

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Previously operated by: Famous Players, Landmark Cinemas of Canada

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: Paramount Theatre

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 250.372.7434

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Paramount Theatre 1 & 2

The Paramount Theatre opened in Kamloops on March 23, 1955 with Howard Keel in “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”. It was later twinned in 1979.

Famous Players owned the theatrer from 1955 to 1989 and was taken over in 1990 by Kamloops Theatres. Landmark Cinemas of Canada took over the theatre in 2000. On June 14, 2019 it was taken over by the Kelson Group.

Contributed by Chad Irish

Recent comments (view all 6 comments)

Camden on July 1, 2004 at 5:56 pm

I didn’t attend this theatre during my visit to Kamloops back in ‘95, but the city is so small that I doubt you’ll have much problem finding it once you get there. The citizenry of Kamloops are predictably gracious.


bookgirl99 on June 11, 2009 at 2:31 pm

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TLSLOEWS on January 23, 2011 at 5:30 pm

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ScreenClassic on July 5, 2020 at 6:35 pm

The Paramount is no longer part of Landmark Cinemas, as the Kelson Group bought the theatre from Landmark in the spring of 2019 and currently leases it to the Kamloops Film Society. Its current website is at the link below:

The Kamloops Film Society at the Paramount Theatre (info on the Kelson Group purchase can be found in its “About the KFS” section)

On that note, Movies (Independent) and Movies (Film Festivals) should also be added to the Functions section for the Paramount.

ScreenClassic on July 5, 2020 at 6:56 pm

According to the two articles below, the Paramount was closed by Landmark on April 17, 2019, then was bought by the Kelson Group and reopened on June 14, 2019:

Kelson Group buys Paramount Theatre building in downtown Kamloops (April 11, 2019)

Paramount Theatre reopens this weekend with Kamloops Film Society at helm (June 13, 2019)

50sSNIPES on April 27, 2023 at 4:45 pm

The Paramount opened on March 23, 1955 with “Seven Brides For Seven Brothers” along with a cartoon and a newsreel.

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