Paramount Theatre (Anderson, Indiana)
Paramount Theater, July 2007
|Location||1124 Meridian St., Anderson, Indiana|
|Area||less than one acre|
|Architectural style||Mission/Spanish Revival|
|NRHP Reference #||91001165|
|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.
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.
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "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.
- Anderson Paramount Theater - http://www.theandersonparamount.org/
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