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Paramount Theatre Presents 100-Year Old “Way Down East”

Oct 19, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

You are invited to come see the silent film that opened the Paramount Theatre in St. Cloud in 1921!  At that time the theatre was called the Sherman Theatre.

Central Minnesotans gathered in the hundreds to be the first to experience St. Cloud’s grand new theatre on Christmas Eve, 1921 to watch “Way Down East” by D.W. Griffith. Patrons would have paid $.50 to see the film (about $7.50 today). The Paramount will bring down the big screen for the viewing, have music like you would have heard back then, and of course popcorn, soda and other snacks will be for sale in the lobby.

The silent film’s plot:  A naive country girl, played by Lillian Gish, is tricked into a sham marriage by a wealthy womanizer, then must rebuild her life despite the taint of having borne a child out of wedlock.

The free screening is Sunday, October 24th at 3 p.m. at the Paramount Center for the Arts. We have a link to order free tickets online at KVSC.org, visit the Area Events page.



Oct 19, 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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