Paramount Theater

215 E. Main Street,
Charlottesville, VA 22902

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Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on August 16, 2017 at 11:42 pm

Funeral service held here today for the victim of neo-nazi violence.

DavidZornig on June 24, 2017 at 9:08 pm

More vintage pics of the Paramount in this link.

DavidZornig on December 19, 2016 at 11:30 pm

1959 photograph added, photo credit Ed Roseberry.

TLSLOEWS on April 11, 2011 at 12:23 pm

Thanks for the photos Jack.

JackCoursey on April 9, 2011 at 9:44 pm

Was this theatre ever equipped with an organ? Photos from 2011:
Facade, Rear of auditorium, Stage

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 21, 2010 at 7:08 pm

“REEFER MADNESS” plays on a Late Show and management warns in the Newspaper ad"management requests no drugs in the theatre.this protects everyone from the likihood of a drug bust".I have worked Hundreds of Midnight shows back in the real Midnight movie business,no ever thought to place such a warning in the movie ad". this on Dec.6 1972.

Giles on November 12, 2010 at 10:48 pm

saw the Guy Pearce/Katie Holmes horror film ‘Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark’ at the Virginia Film Festival last Saturday at the Paramount – and wow, the presentation was Digital projection and the image was stunning, dark inky blacks, ultra-sharp and eye popping color – however the real treat was the amazing 5.1 soundmix. With the theatre being ultra wide, the surround speakers really threw the sound all around you, in the film, the tiny creatures that inhabit under the mansion, get loose and start running inside the walls, when they talk to the little girl their voices literally pop all around the audience, it was both creepy and very effective.

Giles on November 3, 2008 at 12:30 pm

I don’t remember the theatre to be outfitted for surround sound, the screening of ‘Terra’ at this year’s Virginia Film Festival was impressive both visually and aurally.

Patsy on February 1, 2008 at 5:23 pm

I had trouble with the Webshots link, too. Does the photo show the former entrance with the ticket kios?

Patsy on February 1, 2008 at 5:16 pm

Tried to bring up the “ken mc” link posted on March 19, 2006, but no luck……thought it might show that entrance!

Patsy on February 1, 2008 at 5:08 pm

After looking at the photos on this link and comparing them to how the theatre looked in 1949 other than the beautiful marquee which is still intact, the front entrance has been changed to enter on the side?

rlvjr on October 12, 2006 at 1:00 am

The Paramount is absolutely beautiful. The restoration is perfect. Visit their website and buy your tickets.

rlvjr on August 31, 2006 at 10:12 am

The good news is this Cinema Treasure is offering a full schedule of stage shows (Paul Anka, Ricky Scaggs, Man of La Mancha) as well as classic films such as Sunset Boulevard. I mean NOW. I’ve been to Charlottesville to visit Thomas Jefferson’s house, next time it’ll be the Paramount.