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“Gorgeous restoration and great venue for events and concerts” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Paramount Theater

The Paramount Theater
215 E. Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 979-1333
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Virginia
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“Gorgeous restoration and great venue for events and concerts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Ah, the gilded beauty on the Downtown Mall. Charlottesville's Paramount Theater is a stunner! My husband and I went to the opening night, several years ago, with Tony Bennett and his daughter singing. It was a magical night. Ever since, the Paramount has been a top venue of choice for many events, fundraisers, concerts as well as baby showers and parties of all kinds. The sense of grandness you feel when you walk inside will take you back to a time when things were done right. I hope you can attend an event at the Paramount in the not too distant future. It's one of the great prides of Charlottesville and Central Virginia.

Visited May 2013
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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“The Paramount Theater, Charlottesville”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Located in the Downtown Mall, recently restored and opened in December 2004 after being closed for over 30 years. My first visit was the Robert Cray band...all employees of the theater were extremely helpful and friendly and with the quite impressive interior, the evening was a true success. The Paramount offers the community a wide range of arts, education and entertainment events reaching diverse audiences. This 1,915 capacity theater is well worth a visit.

Visited April 2013
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“Nice Old Theater”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

This is a beautiful theater. We were here to see Jack Hanna and of course some of his animals. The show was great. The theater has been renovated and was clean and comfortable. The seating was nice and looked like pretty much everyone had a good view of the stage. The theater is located down town where the streets are blocked off for a mall area. This creates a couple of problems. We drove down on saturday to find it and to see where we might have to park. We were unable to find it mainly because where the GPS said it was located could not be reached in the car. The second problem is the parking. There is a little street parking but you have to be very lucky to find a spot. There is a somewhat convenient parking garage and at least one pay lot. The parking garage is down hill from the theater so those of us that can not walk up hill it is a problem. On Sunday, we were able to find spot on the street (handicapped) to park. Even at this point it was difficult to find the theater. Even Jack Hanna mentioned he had walked by it without knowing it was there. Having said all that, it is a nice theater but we would most not likely go to any other event here because of the lack of (free) parking.

Visited April 2013
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