Paramount Theatre Building (Palm Beach, Florida)

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Paramount Theatre Building
PB FL Paramount Theatre Bldg02.jpg
Facade of the theater, in 2010
Paramount Theatre Building (Palm Beach, Florida) is located in Florida
Paramount Theatre Building (Palm Beach, Florida)
Paramount Theatre Building (Palm Beach, Florida) is located in the United States
Paramount Theatre Building (Palm Beach, Florida)
LocationPalm Beach, Florida
Coordinates26°43′9″N 80°2′14″W / 26.71917°N 80.03722°W / 26.71917; -80.03722Coordinates: 26°43′9″N 80°2′14″W / 26.71917°N 80.03722°W / 26.71917; -80.03722
ArchitectJoseph Urban
Architectural styleMoorish Revival; Spanish Colonial Revival
NRHP reference #73000599[1]
Added to NRHPDecember 12, 1973

The Paramount Theatre Building is a historic movie palace and theater and now church, located at 145 North County Road and Sunrise Avenue, Palm Beach, Florida.

History[edit]

It was designed in the Moorish Revival and Spanish Colonial Revival styles by Joseph Urban in 1926. Urban also designed the nearby Mar-a-Lago and the Palm Beach Bath and Tennis Club.

By contrast to the Ziegfeld Theatre (1927), which Urban designed to bathe the audience in warmth and a general atmosphere of colorful gaiety, the Paramount Theatre employs simple lines and a cool, leisured palette of silver and green. "The theatre," Urban explained, "is not an escape from the life around, but a part of it, fitting into the rhythm of the community. The architecture of the Paramount Theatre … is accordingly simple, spacious, Southern." [2]

On December 12, 1973, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

Church[edit]

The Paramount Theatre Building now houses the Paramount Church, a non-denominational Christian church in Palm Beach. The Senior Pastor and Founder of Paramount Church is Rev. Dwight Stevens.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Aronson, Arnold (2000). "Architect of Dreams: The Theatrical Vision of Joseph Urban". Columbia University Libraries. Retrieved 2016-02-14.

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