Paradise Ballroom

Address: 2158 Red Arrow Hwy
City: Benton Harbor
State: MI
Zip: 49022
County: Berrien
Number of visits to this page: 723
Notes:

This ballroom goes back to the 1930's. It was first known as the Paradise Ballroom and later the Palais Royal. The location gets a bit confusing as it is described as being 2 miles East of Benton Harbor on US-12. From what I can gather that is now known as Territorial Rd. I think I have the approximate location pinned down but not the exact address.

It hosted all the big bands of the day like so many other similar ballrooms and dance halls around the state. There was another "Paradise Ballroom" in Lansing (also Detroit) and yet another in Benton Harbor proper, on the 4th floor of a commercial building. When this facility became the Palais Royal in 1936, it had much the same format as the old Paradise with big bands and such. After that, it seemed to morph into more of a nite-club format. This continued on for several years and then the ads in the papers stop after a few more name changes. I assume the building was used for other purposes and the place was either demolished or is a different business today.

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Paradise Ballroom - 14 JUL 1934 AD
14 JUL 1934 AD
Paradise Ballroom - COMPARING 1955 TO 2019
COMPARING 1955 TO 2019
Paradise Ballroom - 15 SEP 1936 AD
15 SEP 1936 AD
Paradise Ballroom - 15 SEP 1936 ARTICLE
15 SEP 1936 ARTICLE
Paradise Ballroom - 18 JAN 1937 I GUESS THE NUDIST SHOW DIDN'T GO OVER TO WELL
18 JAN 1937 I GUESS THE NUDIST SHOW DIDN'T GO OVER TO WELL
Paradise Ballroom - 2 CRAZY ADS FROM 16 JAN 1937
2 CRAZY ADS FROM 16 JAN 1937
Paradise Ballroom - FEB 17 1944 AD ANOTHER NAME CHANGE
FEB 17 1944 AD ANOTHER NAME CHANGE
Paradise Ballroom - MAR 18, 1938 A NAME CHANGE I WILL BLUR OUT
MAR 18, 1938 A NAME CHANGE I WILL BLUR OUT
Paradise Ballroom - MARCH 7 1935 ARTICLE
MARCH 7 1935 ARTICLE
Paradise Ballroom - NAME CHANGE SEPT 1936
NAME CHANGE SEPT 1936
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