Tuesday March 27, 2012
Day 21: Paramount Pals
Business plan begins to take shape and hear CBC radio coverage April 1
Released by Friends of the Paramount
ou may have noticed the Paramount Poster up in Chilliwack shop windows. Itís a black and white photo of the Paramount Theatre on opening night in 1949.
The iconic bright red Paramount sign can be seen from a distance mounted in many downtown and area business windows. Currently, there are over 100 businesses displaying the poster.
In addition, The Friends of the Paramount have met with many area
restaurants to discuss the Paramountís impact on their business. Itís
another sign that the community wants to see their historic building saved.
The film company from New Brunswick, Hemmings House Pictures is also keeping
up to date with the Paramountís situation and will be including the
Chilliwack landmark theatre in their upcoming documentary on endangered
theatres in North America. And the group just learned the CBC Radio One
piece about the Paramount that aired on The Early Edition two weeks ago,
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