Historic Theater Devestated By Floods

By: ABCNews
By: ABCNews

(ABCNews) -- A historic movie palace is among the many buildings that were devastated by flood waters in downtown Cedar Rapids.

The Paramount Theater got extensive damage when the Cedar River poured over its banks. The mighty Wurlitzer organ was a broken mess on Tuesday.

The surging water ripped out all the lobby doors and warped the stage.

Theater operators are only just beginning to assess the amount of damage.

The Cedar Rapids Symphony has performed in the theater for 20 years and must now find a new home. Musicians were able to save their instruments.

The Paramount opened in 1928 and is owned by the city.

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