In June 2008, a devastating flood swept through Cedar Rapids. The historic Paramount Theater lay directly in its path and the theater was flooded to an elevation of approximately eight feet above the main street level. The City of Cedar Rapids contracted OPN Architects, Inc. to plan and oversee the renovation of the Paramount Theater. Nearly four and half years later, the work is complete and the curtains are coming up on the newly restored theater.
The theater has long been recognized as a cultural icon in the community. With its rich history, it holds a special place in the heart of many residents of Cedar Rapids and the surrounding area. Among the City’s most important goals was to ensure that the theater would be restored in a manner that honored the building’s rich history and cultural significance.
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