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Paramount at the Movies Presents: Art House Series – City Lights [G]

215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. Charlottesville, VA 22902, Charlottesville, VA 22902


  • Presented By: The Paramount Theater
  • Dates: November 25, 2020
  • Location: The Paramount Theater
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Price: Youth (12 & Under): 5.00, Adult: 8.00


Greatly reduced capacity for this event.

Charles Chaplin | Black & White

City Lights, the most cherished film by Charlie Chaplin, is also his ultimate Little Tramp chronicle. The writer-director-star achieved new levels of grace, in both physical comedy and dramatic poignancy, with this silent tale of a lovable vagrant falling for a young blind woman who sells flowers on the street (a magical Virginia Cherrill) and mistakes him for a millionaire. Though this Depression-era smash was made after the advent of sound, Chaplin remained steadfast in his love for the expressive beauty of the pre-talkie form. The result was the epitome of his art and the crowning achievement of silent comedy.

“For adults who want to show children a purer form of comedy, CITY LIGHTS is your movie. This sweet but comic slapstick classic shows Charlie Chaplin deceiving a blind flower girl to gain her love. It is an extraordinarily fun movie for kids, and a valuable one. If they’ve never seen a silent film, they’ll be impressed. And as for good lessons, kids may learn that appearances can be deceptive, and a man with nothing to his name can be as honorable, as much of a gentleman, as a millionaire can.” – Common Sense Media