Paramount Theatre

1621 Glenarm Place,
Denver, CO 80202

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Previously operated by: Fox Inter-Mountain Theaters Inc., Paramount Pictures Inc., Publix, Wolfberg Theatres

Architects: Temple Hoyne Buell, George W. Leslie Rapp

Firms: Rapp & Rapp

Functions: Concerts

Styles: Art Deco, French Renaissance, Gothic Revival

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 303.623.0106

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Paramount Theatre

Opened by Publix on August 29, 1930 with Jack Oakie in “Let’s Go Native”. The 2,078-seat Paramount Theatre was equipped with a twin console Wurlitzer 4 manual 21 ranks organ. By 1950 it was operated by the Fox Intermountain Theaters Inc. chain. The majestic Art Deco-style Paramount Theatre is now a popular concert venue.

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Recent comments (view all 46 comments)

roundgrandma on August 9, 2011 at 10:54 pm

This brought “They Paved Paradise” to mind, looking over cars on the parking lot where the Denver Theatre once sat. Anyone remember the entrance to the “Edelweiss Club” right next to the Paramount? I wonder if they’re still there. Thank goodness for photos to preserve our mental memories of places long gone.

roundgrandma on August 9, 2011 at 10:57 pm

Wasn’t “A Hard Day’s Night” shown at the Paramount? I seem to recall the line that was filled with many of us fans.

Patsy on March 8, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Love the interior photo that “lost memory” once posted…sure miss that CT member who gave so much of his time and theatre knowledge to CT!

bbfarmer on February 5, 2013 at 10:43 am

There’s a theater that’s not on the site which should be. A twin screen arthouse called “The Flicks at Larimer Square”, which I seem to remember being at the Northeast corner of Larimer and 15th St. It had large white windows with caricatures by Al Hirschfeld all over them. I saw many movies there, like “If”, “Performance”, “King of Hearts”, that sort of stuff. How can I add a theater to the site?

Ron Carlson
Ron Carlson on December 2, 2014 at 4:34 pm

Reading the comment from 2008 on aspect ratio’s, and have to say that CinemaScope is 2:35 to 1 while Flat is 1:85 to 1. That said scope is supposed to be much wider than flat. I have seen the use of maskings that make scope smaller. This is due to the lenses the theatre is using and their desire to provide the largest image all the time. Some theatre’s have non-moveable maskings and so the flat image fills the entire screen and scope is either cropped on the sides or full width but shorter in height. These are incorrect presentation practices. Both flat and scope should fill the screen top to bottom, but flat should have black maskings on the sides while scope should be much wider with the side maskings open. Unfortunately real showmanship is gone from most Theatres today.

Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez
Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez on April 7, 2015 at 5:28 pm

Was once part of Wolfberg Theatres chain-this should be added to the previous operators.

DavidZornig on August 22, 2015 at 12:08 pm

1938 photo and copy added courtesy of The Denver Eye Facebook page.

DavidZornig on August 7, 2020 at 7:19 pm

25+ minute video tour of the Paramount Theatre in Denver from 2017’s Doors Open Denver.—7JJn1TqWl1iEfod6THcgUJNtdV_cpjgD4ED47v1lslmp2jjaGxheBI

rivest266 on April 2, 2024 at 7:05 pm

Grand opening ad posted.

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