Title

"North by East" noting the flood that washed through down Fort Fairfield last Ap

Authors

Source

Down East

Date

10-1-1994

Pages

33

Abstract

"North by East" noting the flood that washed through down Fort Fairfield last April revived local memories of the old Paramount Theater that was built in 1929 for $140,000. The 986-seat theater, holds the distinction of being the first movie theater in the United States that was built specifically for showing movies with sound. According to Charles Lockhart, a Fort Fairfield native who once ushered at the Paramount, the first movie shown there was "Honey," starring Nancy Carrol. The old theater survived into the 1960s, but fell victim to television, multiplex cinemas, and urban renewal. It was then remodeled into offices and retail space. Evidence of the old theater's former beauty was found as work was done to correct the flood damage.

Subjects

Floods, Theaters Fort Fairfield Paramount Theater

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