Paramount Theatre (Anderson, Indiana)

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Paramount Theatre
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Paramount Theater, July 2007
Paramount Theatre (Anderson, Indiana) is located in Indiana
Paramount Theatre (Anderson, Indiana)
Paramount Theatre (Anderson, Indiana) is located in the US
Paramount Theatre (Anderson, Indiana)
Location 1124 Meridian St., Anderson, Indiana
Coordinates 40°8′0″N 85°40′53″W / 40.13333°N 85.68139°W / 40.13333; -85.68139Coordinates: 40°8′0″N 85°40′53″W / 40.13333°N 85.68139°W / 40.13333; -85.68139
Area less than one acre
Architect John Eberson
Architectural style Mission/Spanish Revival
NRHP Reference # 91001165[1]
Added to NRHP August 29, 1991

Paramount Theatre - The Anderson Paramount Theatre (now known as The Paramount Theatre Centre & Ballroom) is a historic theatre located at Anderson, Madison County, Indiana. It opened on August 20, 1929, and at the time was part of the Publix Chain of theaters, owned by Paramount Pictures (hence the theatre's name). The theater was designed by the famous movie theatre architect, John Eberson. The Paramount is an atmospheric theater (an architectural style that gave the appearance of an open star-filled sky) and is one of twelve atmospheric theatres left standing in the United States and Canada. The auditorium was decorated in the style of a Spanish village.[2]

It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.[1]

The theater has been extensively restored and reopened in 1995 as the Paramount Theatre Centre and Ballroom. A contest for "Best Decorated Christmas Tree" is held in the Theatre every Christmas.

The Theater includes its original Page theater organ, now restored.


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)" (Searchable database). Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Retrieved 2016-05-01.  Note: This includes Creager Smith and James Robert Abraham (January 1991). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Paramount Theatre" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-05-01.  and Accompanying photographs.
  • Anderson: A pictorial history by Esther Dittlinger, copyright 1990.

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