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Paramount Theatre Doors Open Thunder Bay

Paramount Theatre

Construction of Port Arthur’s deluxe movie theatre, designed by architect Jay Isadore English, began in 1947; it opened in December 1948. The theatre co-hosted the 1963 world premiere of Walt Disney’s The Incredible Journey, an adaptation of Port Arthur resident Sheila Burnford’s classic novel of the same name. The theatre’s original balcony layout, seating and projector remain in place today.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Environment
  • Kid-friendly
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Washrooms

Contact info

24 Court Street South
Thunder Bay, Ontario


Year built: 1948
Architect: Jay Isadore English
Architectural style: Art deco
Building type: Theatre

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 8, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Paramount Theatre 24 Court Street South