Paramount Theatre

723 4th Avenue S,
Lethbridge, AB T1J 0P1

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Previously operated by: Empire Theatres, Famous Players

Architects: Victor M. Meech

Firms: Green-Blankenstein-Russell and Associates

Functions: Office Space

Styles: Streamline Moderne

Previous Names: Empire 4th Avenue Theatre

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Paramount Theatre

The Paramount Theatre opened on October 9, 1950. The architect was Victor M. Meech, in conjunction with the firm of Green-Blankenstein-Russell and Associates.

The exterior had a square corner tower feature, bearing the theatre name sign. Inside the auditorium, all seating was on a single floor. The auditorium was quite plain. It was twinned in 1968/1969.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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ScreenClassic on January 5, 2013 at 5:07 am

This theatre later became the Empire 4th Avenue on September 30, 2005 when Empire Theatres took it over from Famous Players. It closed in 2007.

Also, the address for the Paramount/Empire 4th Avenue was 723 4th Avenue South.

DavidDymond on February 17, 2013 at 9:23 pm

This theatre’s opening attraction in 1950 was “Fancy Pants” starring Bob Hope and Lucille Ball, a Paramount Film. This theatre was a partnership between A. W. Shackleford and Sons and Famous Players Canadian Corporation.When I visited this theatre in 1990, I told Mr. Bob Shackleford his son that the theatre was extremely clean (immaculate) he told me his father wouldn’t have it any other way!!!

GundarkHunter on March 26, 2013 at 11:12 am

A second screen was added in 1968/69.

rivest266 on February 8, 2014 at 1:47 pm

Grand opening ads uploaded in the photo section.

Jake Bottero
Jake Bottero on October 18, 2022 at 6:59 am

Currently the home of a financial services business, however the vertical sign still exists.

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