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The Paramount Theater

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The restored interior is beautiful. The theater offers a wide variety of entertainment options... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2018
Brookneal, Virginia
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Into The Woods Broadway show

We went to see a matinee of the limited run of "Into The Woods" today. This was a Broadway quality... read more

Reviewed July 29, 2018
Richmond, VA
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215 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5231
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed July 22, 2014

The Paramount Theater is a Charlottesville treasure that was restored to its original glory from the early 1900s with beautiful tapestries and friezes. The sight lines are great with wonderful acoustics. You can purchase beer, wine, sodas and snacks in the lobby. I have seen...More

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Reviewed February 25, 2015

My friends and I bought tickets to see 50 Shades! The Musical, scheduled to play on February 21st. That day, we had a snow storm that continued all day leaving 6" of snow on the ground, followed by ice and sleet, which turned the streets...More

5  Thank Lisa G
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Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

The restored interior is beautiful. The theater offers a wide variety of entertainment options; several are family-friendly. The staff is always welcoming and friendly.

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Reviewed July 29, 2018

We went to see a matinee of the limited run of "Into The Woods" today. This was a Broadway quality cast to actors and musicians that is not to be missed. The singing voices are wonderful, the acoustics are fabulous and the set and lighting...More

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Reviewed June 14, 2018

My wife got me tickets to the David Crosby & Friends concert Thursday evening, May 31st. I had never been to the Paramount Theater before. What a grand old, historic place to watch a concert. They refinished and refurbished the place and it's I think...More

Thank SDS119
Reviewed May 28, 2018

This theater is almost unique in my travels. Not just movies, not just plays, but all kinds of arts and entertainment. It is an historic structure, and the theater attendants will be only too happy to recite the history of the place. Grab the small...More

Thank Jerry R
Reviewed February 18, 2018

We just went to the Postmodern Jukebox concert at the Paramount and were really impressed with the comfortable seats, excellent stage views, and acoustics...four thumbs up. On top of this, it is a 1930's vintage theater that has kept its historical value and features, but...More

1  Thank GregCinVA
Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

Have enjoyed several concerts at The Paramount, most recently Robert Earl Keen. Beautiful well maintained historic building. Fairly comfortable seats. Not too big so all seats have pretty good view of the stage. Very good sound and acoustics. Helpful staff.

Thank Tom L
Reviewed November 8, 2017

This place is frozen in time. It feels like you are in 1930. Real GOLD foil trim, with super high ceilings. We have watched numerous live events at this location. Excellent seating and sound.

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Reviewed July 14, 2017 via mobile

A beautifully done opera. The lead singers were excellent. The costumes and stage designs were Broadway worthy. The stage crew have a small space to work and create miracles. The orchestra was impressive, with a passionate director. Some of the patrons were stuffy and rude,...More

Thank DKMommy
Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful surroundings,very comfortable seats.The Charlottesville Municipal Band was wonderful! A fantastic renovation of a classic theatet

Thank Bayside11361
Reviewed June 19, 2017

I've been to so many events here. Important game live showings, orchestras, concerts, lectures, movies etc. and every time I am wowed by the beauty of this venue. The sound is always crystal clear. The atmosphere is regal yet approachable. The staff is always lovely....More

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Response from Jerry R | Reviewed this property |
It does not have its own car park, but the area is very safe. It is in the Downtown Mall, which is replete with restaurants and bars and shops. It is a favorite area for locals and tourists alike. I do not know of any public... More