24 Sep 2017

A century of Wellington's Paramount cinema

From Standing Room Only, 12:47 pm on 24 September 2017

This week sees the end of an era. After almost exactly 100 years, Wellington's Paramount Cinema is finally closing its doors tomorrow. It opened as a picture palace in 1917, but more recently, it's best known for its starring role over the years during Wellington's International Film Festival. It's also been a home to many other organisations - from the serious Wellington Film Society to the funky 48 Hour Film Challenge.