Paramount Theater (Charlottesville, Virginia)

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Paramount Theater
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Diana Krall live at The Paramount Theater
Address 215 East Main Street
Charlottesville, Virginia
United States
Owner The Paramount Theater of Charlottesville, Inc.
Capacity 1,100
Construction
Opened 1931
Architect Rapp & Rapp
Website
www.theparamount.net

The Paramount Theater in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States was designed by Rapp and Rapp and opened in 1931 as a movie theater. The Paramount continued showing movies until it closed in 1974. In 1990 a group of community members purchased the theater, formed a nonprofit corporation and began raising funds for its restoration and expansion. In late 2004 the Paramount re-opened after an $18 million renovation. It is operated by a non-profit organization and is a performing arts venue for the community.

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Coordinates: 38°01′51″N 78°28′48″W / 38.030881°N 78.479918°W / 38.030881; -78.479918