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Palm Beach in Palm Beach County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Paramount Theatre

 
 
Paramount Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz
1. Paramount Theatre Marker
Inscription.  
Paramount Theatre
has been placed on the
National Register
of
Historic Places

by the United States
Department of the Interior
December 12, 1973

 
Erected 1973 by Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureEntertainment.
 
Location. 26° 43.194′ N, 80° 2.253′ W. Marker is in Palm Beach, Florida, in Palm Beach County. Marker is at the intersection of North County Road and Sunrise Avenue, on the right when traveling north on North County Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 139 North Country Road, Palm Beach FL 33480, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Henry Morrison Flagler (approx. ¼ mile away); Royal Poinciana Hotel (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Royal Poinciana Chapel (approx. half a mile away); Flagler Memorial Bridge (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sea Gull Cottage (approx. 0.6 miles away); Episcopal Church of Bethesda-By-The-Sea
Paramount Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz
2. Paramount Theatre Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Cocoanut Grove House (approx. 0.7 miles away); West Palm Beach Fishing Club (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palm Beach.
 
Paramount Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz
3. Paramount Theatre Marker
Paramount Theatre Building image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz
4. Paramount Theatre Building
The Paramount Theatre was open from 1927 until 1980 as one of Palm Bench's grandest architectural buildings, combining a fan-shaped 1,236 seat auditorium in the interior with retail shops in the courtyard and offices on the second floor.

Soon after its opening as a movie theatre, the Paramount was a favorite location for charitable benefits for soon The Kiwanis Club of West Palm Beach, The Salvation Army, The American Cancer Society, and also The Society of the Arts. In addition to the paramount showing first run movies every two to three days, year after year the biggest stars of stage, screen, radio and television graced the Paramount stage at these charitable benefits.

As a community service, a photographic historical exhibit is on display inside the building, courtesy of the owner of the Paramount Complex, the Paramount Church.

We welcome you to visit this unique Palm Bench Historic Landmark, which in 1973 was also listed on the National Register of Historic places by the Library of Congress.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2021, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 17, 2021, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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