Paramount Theater

215 East Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

(434) 293-1001

ABOUT

The historic Paramount Theater a Charlottesville landmark built in 1931 offers a wide variety of live art performances. Check their website for performance schedule.

On November 25, 1931, The Paramount Theater of Charlottesville, Virginia opened its doors as one of the last grand "movie palaces" during the golden age of cinema. With its exceptional sight lines and astounding acoustics, The Paramount Theater became a landmark and an integral part of Central Virginia's community life over the next four decades.

Designed by the Chicago architectural firm of Rapp & Rapp, and built by Percival Hunter Faulconer and Hollis Rinehart, The Paramount Theater was contextual to the community, an homage to Thomas Jefferson in his hometown. The art deco style, typical of 1930s movie theaters, was abandoned. The Paramount boasts a stately Georgian façade, elegant lobby, magnificent chandeliers, classical seat decoration, 18th-century style colonial scenes painted on silk panels and an ornate auditorium.

The Paramount thrived through the depression era finally closing its doors on June 30, 1974. It is the last historical Paramount Theater still standing in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Located at the very heart of Charlottesville's Downtown Mall, The Paramount Theater was threatened with demolition in the late 80s and early 90s, by developers who planned to build a parking garage or retail/office building on its site.

In 1992, a group of community leaders purchased The Paramount Theater and founded The Paramount Theater, Inc. Following eighteen months of renovation and expansion, the fully restored Paramount Theater now once again welcomes the public for host of national acclaimed performance through the year.

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  • 20 and Below Capacity Conference Rooms:
  • 21-40 Capacity Conference Rooms:
  • 41-75 Capacity Conference Rooms:
  • ADA Compliant:
  • Child Friendly:
  • Complimentary WiFi:
  • Handicapped Accessible:
  • Smoke Free Environment:

Events

 
Paramount at the Movies Presents: The Muppet Movie [G]

Jan 19, 2020 - Jan 19, 2020

 
2020 Community MLK Celebration Keynote Roxane Gay

Jan 23, 2020 - Jan 23, 2020

 
Paramount Presents: In Search of Mozart in HD

Jan 27, 2020 - Jan 27, 2020

 
Met Live in HD: Porgy and Bess

Feb 01, 2020 - Feb 01, 2020

 
Paramount at the Movies Presents: Groundhog Day [PG]

Feb 02, 2020 - Feb 02, 2020

 
Piedmont Landscape Association's 37th Annual Seminar

Feb 06, 2020 - Feb 06, 2020

 
Paramount Presents: National Geographic Live – Shannon Wild, Pursuit of the Black Panther

Feb 07, 2020 - Feb 07, 2020

 
Paramount at the Movies Presents: The Big Lebowski [R]

Feb 08, 2020 - Feb 08, 2020

 
Paramount at the Movies Presents: Green Book [PG-13]

Feb 09, 2020 - Feb 09, 2020

 
Paramount at the Movies Presents: Casablanca [PG]

Feb 14, 2020 - Feb 14, 2020

 
Paramount at the Movies Presents: Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark [PG]

Feb 16, 2020 - Feb 16, 2020

 
http://www.theparamount.net/event/met-live-hd-agrippina/

Feb 29, 2020 - Feb 29, 2020

 
2020 Banff Mountain Film Festival

Mar 08, 2020 - Mar 09, 2020

 
Paramount Presents: Chris Janson – Real Friends Tour

Mar 20, 2020 - Mar 20, 2020

 
Met Live in HD: Der Fliegende Holländer

Mar 28, 2020 - Mar 28, 2020

 
Met Live in HD: Tosca

Apr 11, 2020 - Apr 11, 2020

 
Paramount Presents: National Geographic Live – Kevin Hand, The Search for Life Beyond Earth

May 08, 2020 - May 08, 2020

 
Met Live in HD: Maria Stuarda

May 09, 2020 - May 09, 2020