Paramount Theatre Event (1973)

About This Item

KRON-TV Newsfilm dated September 5th 1973 featuring scenes from a preview benefit event for the re-opening of the Paramount Theatre on Broadway, in downtown Oakland. Includes views of crowds watching a couple dancing to vintage band tunes, played by a live orchestra (conducted by Jack Bethards) and also listening to a singer. Note there is a banner visible which reads: "The Paramount Plays Again: Paramount Theatre of the Arts Premiere Benefit Sept 22nd." Originally opened in 1931, the Paramount closed for a second time in 1970. It's offical re-opening was on September 22nd 1973 and brief scenes from that event may also be viewed in DIVA, in KRON 3433-11. For additional footage from this September 5th event, see KPIX 113920. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

Type of material
local newsfilm
Duration
2:14
16mm color magnetic sound film
Rights for this video belong to
Nexstar Media Group, Inc.
Date aired
9/5/1973
Originally aired on
KRON-TV
Identifier
KRON 3421-11
Views
2533

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