1501 Broadway at 43rd Street
The Paramount was a lavish 3,664-seat movie theatre designed in French Renaissance style by C.W. and George L. Rapp. Notable as the site of Frank Sinatra's raucous debut as a solo artist in 1943. The theatre was completely gutted and converted to office space in 1965, although the facade was recreated in 2001. A very large and ugly theatre in the basement of Madison Square Garden was also known as the Paramount Theatre.