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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Paramount Fundraiser Attracts Hundreds

A shuttered uptown theater is one small step closer to being re-opened as a multi-purpose venue. Organizers says that the Night for the Paramount fundraiser last night was success. Local musicians played the benefit concert to save the building, which dates back to 1947.

Uptown Saint John General Manager Peter Asimakos telling CHSJ News that over 300 people came out to support the project. He tells us that lots of people are very curious to see where the project is headed, and that the crowd was very enthusiastic.

He says they raised about $7,500 dollars, and that it bodes well for making a positive move forward. The next step will be negotiating with the owner and getting support from the provincial and federal governments.

A decision will have to be made about the future of the building before the end of the month.