Paramount Theatre

510 Main Street,
Lynchburg, VA 24504

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Previously operated by: Paramount Pictures Inc.

Firms: McDonald & Company

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The Paramount Theatre dates back to at least 1930 when a Barton theatre organ was installed. During the 1940’s, it is listed as being operated by Paramount Pictures Inc. through their subsidiary M.A. Lightman.

The Paramount Theatre is still listed in the 1955 Film Daily Yearbook with 1,530 seats. By the 1970’s it was screening X-Rated movies. It was demolished in 1983.

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Recent comments (view all 5 comments)

Ziggy on August 11, 2009 at 12:39 pm

“Fast and Loose”, the movie advertised on the marquee in the exterior shot, came out in 1930.

ghamilton on August 30, 2010 at 7:22 pm

I was in LB today.A long time residemt said this theater is GONE.He also said two ther fine houses were on the same street-the ISIS and the WARNER.This gentleman’s wife is heavily involved with the Academy project.

ghamilton on July 29, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Miss Toes has found something very interesting. The Trenton/Warner needs more research.

Dragonlace1 on September 21, 2013 at 1:09 pm

I just submitted an advertisement I scanned from the “Lynchburg News” that shows what I remember of the Paramount, that it was only showing X-rated movies by the 1970s. I remember my father telling me he remembered 6 theaters being downtown when he was growing up. The Paramount and Boonsboro must have been owned by the same institution or individual because the ads are together in one block.

atmos on June 20, 2018 at 3:36 am

Demolished 1983.

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