215 East Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
The historic Paramount Theater, a Charlottesville landmark for the past 90 years, offers a wide variety of live performances, classic films, and special screenings. Check their website for a calendar of events.
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 sightlines and astounding acoustics, The Paramount Theater quickly became 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 that seats just over 1,000 guests.
The Paramount thrived through the depression era before closing its doors in 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, but community leaders stepped up to save the Theater in 1992. Now a nonprofit, The Paramount has offered first-class performing arts programming for the Central Virginia area since reopening (after extensive renovations) in 2004.
- 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: