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Paramount Theatrein-person Doors Open Thunder Bay


  • In-person
  • 2024 theme: Adaptive reuse
  • Kid-friendly
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Washrooms
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.

Contact info

24 Court Street South
Thunder Bay, Ontario



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

Dates/hours open

Sep 08, 10:00am - Sep 08, 04:00pm

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.