121 E. Main Street,
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Preservation Durham, Uptown Theatre (Official)
Previous Names: Paris Photoplay Theatre, Paramount Theatre
According to the Durham City Directories, this theatre opened as the Paris Photoplay Theatre on October 8, 1913. On January 30, 1932, it became the Paramount Theatre and closed in 1937. It was rebuilt and reopened as the Uptown Theatre on June 6, 1938.
Paul V. Phillips was the first manager. T.W. Ritz and Don Nichols were managers during 1919 and 1923, respectively.
The Uptown Theatre was lost to a fire in 1965.
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