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Paramount (Rex, Granada) Theatre - 2/4 Wurlitzer
Lewiston, Idaho
507 Main St.
Organ installation timeframe: 1920 - 1928
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The Paramount Theatre opened in 1917 and was managed by A.H. Hilton. Starting in 1914 with his purchase of the Grand Theatre, Hilton owned and/or operated several other Lewiston theatres including the Temple and Theatorium.
According to the Judd Walton Wurlitzer opus list, the Paramount Theatre had a 2/4 Style 135A Wurlitzer (opus #363) installed in 1920.
In 1923, Hilton exited the theatre business and sold the Paramount to Will Starkey. The house was renamed Rex Theatre at this time.
The organ was eventually repossessed by the Wurlitzer Company and resold in 1928 to the Lyric Theatre in Grangeville, Idaho.
In 1931, the organ went to the Sherman & Reed funeral home in Butte, Montana.
The Rex was purchased by Lawrence Jones in 1934 and renamed Granada, taking its name from the earlier Granada operating since 1928 in the original Theatorium building.
The Granada closed in 1961 and was eventually demolished to make way for a parking lot.

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