Inside seating of the Paramount Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles on Sixth Street.; Original title read, "Inside seating of the Paramount Theatre in Hollywood on Hollywood Boulevard".; "Opened as Grauman's Metropolitan in January 1923, the Paramount was the largest movie theater in Los Angeles for many years. Not only did it have one of the largest balconies ever built, its projector had the longest projection throw in the city. When it was acquired by the Publix theater chain in 1929, the theater was renamed the Paramount. And to help distinguish it from other Paramount theaters in LA, the theater was also known as the Paramount Downtown" -- unknown author.; Streetscape. Horizontal photography.