Grand Theater

21 Lamar Avenue,
Paris, TX 75460

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50sSNIPES on February 3, 2024 at 7:40 am

The Grand Theater closed for the final time on December 1, 1997 with “Men In Black” in Screen 1 and “Most Wanted” in Screen 2.

dallasmovietheaters on April 1, 2019 at 1:11 pm

The New Grand Theatre in Paris, Texas, launched September 23, 1937 with “Toast of New York.”

In August 2018, the Paris City Council meeting unanimously voted to give the Paris Grand Theater Project a 30-year lease to revive the moribund theatre which would include the removal of asbestos among a number of other daunting challenges ahead.

rivest266 on June 20, 2015 at 9:39 am

Grand opening ad as a twin December 5th, 1980

chad965 on June 17, 2013 at 12:38 am

Good news! Repairs will be proceeding. The Paris city council has unanimously agreed that this building must be repaired, and the exterior restored to how it looked in 1937!

Lindy on November 25, 2011 at 12:34 pm

Bad news: The Grand Theater’s roof has collapsed.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on January 21, 2011 at 6:35 pm

Photos of the Grand Theater Here and Here from Paris TX.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on January 21, 2011 at 5:06 pm

From 1943 a photo taken in front of the Grand Theater in Paris. The man in the photo is almost certainly Claude Musselman. The unassuming Mr Musselman was a big player in the movie theater business.

david7290 on March 7, 2010 at 11:08 pm

I hope the plans include ‘de-twinning’ and restoring to its original state and remove the stucco fake front. If not, expect no help from most area folks. Can’t understand why the sign was repaired and remounted to a crumbling facade that should have been removed. More of it fell onto sidewalk on 3/6/10. Two rules of thumb need to apply to restoring/repairing anything about this building.
(1) Do it correctly.
(2) Do it quickly.
If plans are to be half hearted then so will be donations & support. Such interest wains fast in this town.

kencmcintyre on August 16, 2009 at 1:31 am

On the Google maps photo the marquee says “Help me”. Depressing.

kencmcintyre on August 16, 2009 at 1:27 am

Here is an August 1979 article from the Paris News. Cineplex bought the Grand and announced plans to twin it.

bbirdswife1228 on December 18, 2008 at 6:32 am

Does anyone remember two employees
of The Grand Theatre in Paris, Texas,
who were twins and nicknamed the Popcorn
Twins? The Paris News did a piece on them
about 50 years ago. I need to know exactly
or close to exactly what month/year it was in.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on February 21, 2007 at 8:08 pm

I like my picture better.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on July 24, 2006 at 5:05 pm

My photograph of the GRAND View link

William on April 27, 2005 at 8:05 am

The Grand Theatre was listed as seating 809 people and was part of the Paramount Publix chain during the mid 40’s.

teecee on April 27, 2005 at 7:51 am

Direct link to the photo:

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