Paramount Theatre

1501 Broadway,
New York, NY 10036

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DavidZornig on August 5, 2021 at 4:34 pm

Frank Sinatra at the Paramount 1944.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on December 22, 2020 at 8:41 am

Saps is a play on my last name, also it was my original profile name here, but when I tried to change it a while back, I could only make a variation of it, if I recall correctly.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on December 22, 2020 at 8:08 am

It did have that resurrection for “THUNDERBALL” in 1965.

Comfortably Cool
Comfortably Cool on December 22, 2020 at 7:53 am

Mike, what does “(saps)” after the name mean or signify?

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on December 21, 2020 at 8:12 pm

Article about closing posted in photos

vindanpar on June 15, 2020 at 1:47 pm

As per CC’s photo posted today I think I remember Sinatra saying, perhaps on Larry King, that when he was in NY he would drive by the Paramount building. Too bad he never got out perhaps late at night and had his picture taken in the area of the former entrance.

DavidZornig on March 27, 2020 at 2:55 pm

Paramount marquee at 19:30 in video.

paul baar
paul baar on August 21, 2017 at 6:13 am


DavidZornig on November 23, 2015 at 10:22 pm

1934 photo added courtesy of the IM STILL SO NYC Facebook page.

DavidZornig on June 30, 2015 at 1:43 pm

BTW, I remember George Mann as King Vitamin on the cereal box.

DavidZornig on June 30, 2015 at 1:42 pm

Yes, The George Mann Collection. That had actually highlighted as I was rewriting it under the photo. From the last time I had used it on CT. Thanks again for the clarifications.

Brad Smith
Brad Smith on June 30, 2015 at 1:11 pm

Thank you David. The attribution should go to George Mann.

DavidZornig on June 30, 2015 at 12:59 pm

Thanks for the heads up. I have deleted it, and will re-post it crediting Barto & Mann via you, All Rights Reserved. I have added many Barto & Mann photo’s in the past, and have always credited them properly.

Brad Smith
Brad Smith on June 30, 2015 at 12:47 pm

David, Please change the license to © All Rights Reserved. We usually give permission to use the photograph, but would like people to ask permission. I assume the “IM STILL SO NYC Facebook page” pulled it unattributed from my Flickr page. Thank you.

DavidZornig on June 30, 2015 at 11:38 am

1935 photo added courtesy of the IM STILL SO NYC Facebook page.

pnelson on June 11, 2015 at 9:29 pm

Elegant theatre style but the crowd looks rather ghostly. Prosenium is huge and lovely. Tragedy the place is gone and a loss to the history of NYC.

TheBigI on June 11, 2015 at 8:19 pm

I believe I am in the possession of two wrought iron railings from the old Paramount theater. Former owner of my house helped tear it down in 66'and got them. Looking to view any internal photos of the theater for absolute proof.

Cimarron on March 18, 2014 at 9:49 pm

1920’s Pic of Paramount Theater, Office Building added to Photo Section.

robboehm on January 31, 2014 at 1:15 pm

Among the 16th anniversary presentations was “The Road to Morocco”, November 11, 1942. See photo.

William L. Coale, Ph.D.
William L. Coale, Ph.D. on October 24, 2013 at 11:15 am

HELP! I have two major areas of interest/inquiry regarding the Paramount.

1) I’ve been commissioned to write the biography of theatre organist George Wright (who played at the P around 1950)…does anybody have stories, memorabilia/pictures concerning George’s time there?

2) A friend has acquired the studio Wurlitzer made famous by Jesse Crawford. We’re restoring it and installing it in a private hall in California. Looking for studio blueprints, pictures, news articles, etc. Any help/suggestions GREATLY appreciated! -Bill

BobFurmanek on April 10, 2013 at 12:13 pm

And glorious 4 channel Warnerphonic sound!

Vito on April 10, 2013 at 9:49 am

With four projectors in the booth no 3-D reel change intermission was necessary at the Paramount

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on January 14, 2013 at 6:53 am

Of course the other Paramount is listed – as Sony Columbus Circle –

wally 75
wally 75 on January 14, 2013 at 1:06 am

Yes, I remember it..the walls looked like the inside of a poloroid [spell check if needed] camera..

Lockjawal on January 14, 2013 at 12:37 am

I’m surprised nobody mentioned it or that it is not among the theatre listing, but there was another “Paramount Theatre” operated by Cinema 5 (Rugoff), during the early to late 70’s. This later incarnation was located on the corner of 60th St. & Broadway as part of the plaza of the then Gulf and Western Bldg (now Trump International). It had a unique design. The top area was a glass enclosed circular building containing the box office and theatre marquee. After purchasing your ticket, you took an escalator down to a subterranean level which housed the actual theatre and concession stands. I worked there in 1978 before moving over to The Plaza on 58th. Theatre was closed and disappeared while I was living abroad. Came back to see an empty spot where this theatre once stood. Worked many shows but the two that stand out are “Foul Play,” and “Up In Smoke.” I remember the long lines outside of it when “The Exorcist” was playing.