Paramount Theatre

261 Bernard Avenue,
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6N2

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Previously operated by: Famous Players, Landmark Cinemas of Canada

Firms: Townley & Matheson

Functions: Café

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Paramount Theatre

The Paramount Theatre opened on June 16, 1949 with a seating capacity for 839. It has since been triplexed. It was closed March 28, 2016. By spring of 2018 it had become a Tim Hortons coffee house.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre, Ken Roe

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bookgirl99 on June 11, 2009 at 7:30 pm

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ScreenClassic on May 27, 2013 at 9:10 am

Famous Players ran this theatre in its earlier years, at least until the late-1980s.

DavidDymond on May 28, 2013 at 2:33 am

This theatre was purpose built by Famous Players Canadian Corporation. The Famous Players booking department referred to this as one of their “up country” locations in British Columbia!!!

ScreenClassic on June 7, 2016 at 5:43 pm

Status should be changed to Closed. The Paramount is no longer listed at the Landmark website, as the theatre closed its doors on March 28 with plans to redevelop it as a restaurant and possibly other retail (stories below):

Kelowna’s Paramount Theatre will Close at the End of March Historic Paramount Theatre in Kelowna to be redeveloped as restaurant

Also per my earlier post, in the other story linked below, it states that Landmark acquired the Paramount from Famous Players in 1987:

Final movie showings for Paramount Theatre revealed

jeffpiatt on April 28, 2018 at 5:30 pm

it’s now a Tim Hortons.

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