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Photos: Behind the scenes at the landmark Paramount Theatre, artifacts from 1930

Ian Marzonie (left) and John Scheck of Kroenke with an old projector at the Paramount Theatre.
Ian Marzonie (left) and John Scheck of Kroenke with an old projector at the Paramount Theatre.
Sam Levin

In this week's Westword cover story, "It's a Mall World After All," we recognize the 30th anniversary of the 16th Street Mall by visiting some of the most important sites and looking back on its history in the heart of downtown Denver. As part of this effort, we took a tour of the landmark Paramount Theatre, which first opened its doors half a century before construction on the Mall began and still stands as the only historic theater of its kind in Denver. Here, we take you behind the scenes at the Paramount, which is home to artifacts that date all the way back to its first movie screening on August 29, 1930.

See also:

- Thirty years in, the 16th Street Mall is still going strong

- 16th Street Mall: Shopping Scenes

- From the Archives: 16th Street a century ago

Photos: Behind the scenes at the landmark Paramount Theatre, artifacts from 1930
All photos by Sam Levin
Photos: Behind the scenes at the landmark Paramount Theatre, artifacts from 1930
Photos: Behind the scenes at the landmark Paramount Theatre, artifacts from 1930
Photos: Behind the scenes at the landmark Paramount Theatre, artifacts from 1930
Photos: Behind the scenes at the landmark Paramount Theatre, artifacts from 1930
Photos: Behind the scenes at the landmark Paramount Theatre, artifacts from 1930
Photos: Behind the scenes at the landmark Paramount Theatre, artifacts from 1930
Photos: Behind the scenes at the landmark Paramount Theatre, artifacts from 1930
Photos: Behind the scenes at the landmark Paramount Theatre, artifacts from 1930
Photos: Behind the scenes at the landmark Paramount Theatre, artifacts from 1930
Old projectors in the theater's projector room.
Old projectors in the theater's projector room.
Inside an old projector.
Inside an old projector.
Photos: Behind the scenes at the landmark Paramount Theatre, artifacts from 1930
Photos: Behind the scenes at the landmark Paramount Theatre, artifacts from 1930
Photos: Behind the scenes at the landmark Paramount Theatre, artifacts from 1930
Photos: Behind the scenes at the landmark Paramount Theatre, artifacts from 1930
Old newspaper inside the theater's "Antique Room"
Old newspaper inside the theater's "Antique Room"
An old slide once used in the theater's projectors.
An old slide once used in the theater's projectors.
Old advertisement
Old advertisement
Photos: Behind the scenes at the landmark Paramount Theatre, artifacts from 1930
Advertisement the day before the theater's grand opening in 1930.
Advertisement the day before the theater's grand opening in 1930.
Photos: Behind the scenes at the landmark Paramount Theatre, artifacts from 1930
Photos: Behind the scenes at the landmark Paramount Theatre, artifacts from 1930
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The Paramount Theatre

1621 Glenarm Place
Denver, CO 80202

303-623-0106

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