Paramount Theater (Charlottesville, Virginia)

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Paramount Theater
Paramount Theater (Charlottesville, Virginia).jpg
Paramount Theater in 2017
Address215 East Main Street
Charlottesville, Virginia
United States
OwnerThe Paramount Theater of Charlottesville, Inc.
ArchitectRapp & Rapp

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.

Beginning in 2009 the theater has played host to performances by Charlottesville Opera.[1]


  1. ^ Blackwell & Causey 2005, "Close Up: Ashlawn Festival", pp. 341–342

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