Film-Tech Cinema Systems

PARAMOUNT THEATRE
Cedar Rapids, IA, USA

The booth contains 2 1935 Simplex projectors with Peerless carbon arc lamp houses. The theatre originally opened with Vitaphone and some of the rheostat controls for that system are still in place in a room off of the booth. The projectors are rarely used now as the theatre is a performing arts center. They still worked when they were last fired up 2 years ago. In the basement are two DC generators which are in very good condition. In the background you can see the bathroom. A very luxurious house, the bathroom has a door on it, instead of just a toilet in the room!

October 2004 photo from the Jeffrey Korns collection.

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