Paramount Crossroads

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Paramount Crossroads (Persian: چهارراه پارامونت‎, Cahârrâh-e Pârâmont), also known as 15 Khordad Crossroads (Persian: چهارراه پانزده خرداد‎, Cahârrâh-e Pânzdah-e Xordâd), is a major intersection in a heavily traveled and central area in Shiraz, Iran.[1][2] It is the junction of Enqelab-e Eslami Street, Lotfali Khan Street and Qasrodasht Street.[3] There is a fuel station docked on the intersection and Zaytoon Shopping Center is in the immediate area, the junction is often used as an assembly point for protests.

History[edit]

The intersection derives its two names from the Paramount Cinema (Persian: سینما پارامونت, named after the American company Paramount Pictures)[4][5] and 15 Khordad.[citation needed]

Infrastructure[edit]

As of November 2011, the intersection has outdoor loudspeakers that are part of a system used for audio broadcasts across the city.[6]

Demonstrations[edit]

As per the Iranian Quran News Agency, in 2009, demonstrators rallied in support of the Palestinian people at the intersection,[7] as per the Iranian Quran News Agency, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Finance, Jamejam and the Iranian Students News Agency; in 2010 and 2011, it was selected as the venue for a march held in commemoration of the Iranian Revolution's 30th and 31st anniversaries, respectively.[8][9][10][11] As per Khabar Farsi, Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, the Islamic Republic News Agency, and the Shiraz News Agency; in 2011, it was the site of Quds Day rallies.[12][13][14][15]

Transportation[edit]

Streets[edit]

Buses[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "لیست امکانات مرتبط با شهرداری در محدوده شهرداری منطقه دو" (in Persian). Shiraz News Agency. Retrieved 22 January 2012.
  2. ^ "تلویزیونهای شهری" (in Persian). ranginkamantv.com. Retrieved 27 January 2012.
  3. ^ "نقشه تصويري شهر شيراز" (in Persian). shiraz.ir. Retrieved 27 January 2012.
  4. ^ "ليست سالن‌هاي سينماي كشور" (in Persian). Cinema Shahr Institute. Retrieved 27 January 2012.
  5. ^ "سینماهای شیراز؛ در گذرگاه تاریخ" [Cinemas of Shiraz] (in Persian). Asr-e Mardom. Retrieved 27 January 2012.
  6. ^ "پخش اذان از بلندگوهای مساجد شیراز لازمه ترویج عنوان سومین حرم است". Shiraz News Agency. 2011-11-19. Retrieved 2012-01-22. 
  7. ^ "مردم شيراز روز جمعه راهپيمايی می‌كنند". Iranian Quran News Agency. 2009-01-02. Archived from the original on 2011-12-30. Retrieved 2011-12-30. 
  8. ^ حضور گسترده كاركنان سازمان امور اقتصادي و دارايي فارس در راهپيمايي 22 بهمن . روابط عمومي سازمان (in Persian). Ministry of Economic Affairs and Finance. 2010-02-13. Archived from the original on 2011-12-30. Retrieved 2011-12-30. 
  9. ^ "فارس یکپارچه شور و شعور انقلاب بود". Iranian Students News Agency. Retrieved 23 January 2012.
  10. ^ راهپيمايی 22 بهمن در شيراز برگزار شد . Iranian Quran News Agency (in Persian). 2010-02-11. Archived from the original on 2011-12-30. Retrieved 2011-12-30. 
  11. ^ "حضور باشكوه ايرانيان در 22بهمن". Jamejam. Retrieved 22 January 2012.
  12. ^ سلام بر قدس / آغاز راهپیمایی در شیراز (in Persian). Khabar Farsi. 2011-08-26. Archived from the original on 2011-12-30. Retrieved 2011-12-30. 
  13. ^ پوشش خبری مراسم روز قدس شیراز توسط خبرنگاران رسانه های جمعی (in Persian). Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting. 2011-08-26. Archived from the original on 2011-12-30. Retrieved 2011-12-30. 
  14. ^ فرياد آزادي قدس شريف و حمايت از مردم مظلوم فلسطين در شيراز طنين انداز شد . Islamic Republic News Agency (in Persian). Archived from the original on 2011-12-13. Retrieved 2011-12-30. 
  15. ^ "ساعت و مسیر راهپیمائی روز قدس در شیراز اعلام شد". Shiraz News Agency. Retrieved 22 January 2012.

Coordinates: 29°37′12″N 52°31′43″E / 29.619865°N 52.528500°E / 29.619865; 52.528500