The tension was palpable in the Theater last night as UVA went into double overtime with the rival Hokies – an exciting ACC basketball game that was broadcasted live on the big screen at The Paramount. Though we were sad to see the University of Virginia men’s basketball team lose such a tight game, we will always be proud of our hard-working Hoos!
We are even more proud of the incredible spirit of Coach Tony Bennett, who is not only a resilient coach, but an inspiring community leader.
This February, Coach Bennett is participating in the Infinity Coaches’ Charity Challenge, sponsored by ESPN, in which the winner receives a grand prize in the charity of their choosing. Coach Bennett has chosen the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank – and if he wins the vote, BRAFB will receive 400,000 meals for hungry Charlottesville locals!
You can vote for Coach Bennett by visiting www.espn/infiniti. You can vote daily, and what’s more, your vote enters you into a sweepstakes with prizes including signed memorabilia!
Learn more about BRAFB HERE, and check back at www.theparamount.net to stay up to date on more UVA Men’s Basketball live broadcasts.
On January 28, 2017, The Paramount Theater welcomed Vocalosity, a one-of-a-kind a cappella group created by Deke Sharon (Pitch Perfect, The Sing-Off). Vocalosity, with their intricate 10-part harmony and colorful energy brought a diverse but always exciting repertoire of hit pop songs that was exciting for kids of all ages, as well as the young at heart!
Vocalosity was joined on January 28 by the winners of our Aca-Perfomance of a Lifetime Contest, selected by Deke Sharon himself – local group DMR Adventures! The Charlottesville‐based performing arts education program for local kids and teens performed as the opening act to Vocalosity and blew the audience away with their incredible talent and range.
Back by popular demand since his last performance at The Paramount in 2007, Elvis impersonator Matt Lewis will return to the Theater on Friday, February 17 at 8:00PM!
Hailed by USA Today as the “Best Elvis in Vegas”, Matt Lewis has toured the globe as a headliner for the world-famous “Legends in Concert” show, performed at the Imperial Palace Hotel on the Las Vegas strip, and starred in the 2007 film Tears of a King as Elvis himself.
In Long Live the King, Matt takes you on a musical journey through the decades of the life of Elvis Presley, starting with the early years at Sun Records in Memphis and traveling through to the bright lights of the Las Vegas strip.
The performance will also include a special appearance of “The Man in Black” by Cash Unchained. Performed by James 3 and Clare Sukley, Cash Unchained will entertain with greatest hits such as “Folsom Prison Blues”, “Ring of Fire”, “Walk the Line”, and more.
This fun show makes for an exciting Valentine’s Weekend activity – so don’t forget to bring your sweetheart!
We hope you are enjoying our brand new website, created in partnership with locally-based web agency Vibethink!
As a local non-profit theater, we were thrilled to partner with a local design firm on this project. Vibethink is not a firm that builds monuments to the very recent past, rather Vibethink is a digital problem-solver who empowers organizations to navigate the future. We were able to work hand-in-hand with their web developers to create an online experience for our patrons that is unique to your needs.
Vibethink has worked with a large array of non-profits and corporate clients to enhance their web presentation and placement.
The Paramount Theater extends a huge thank-you to Vibethink for helping us revitalize our website as a digital extension of our grand theater! Learn more about Vibethink here.
We are thrilled to present our newly redesigned website, created in partnership with the locally-based web agency Vibethink! We’ve made several updates to enhance your browsing experience, including:
An Incredible Visual Experience – The Paramount Theater got a makeover in 2016 with the addition of the Blade – so why not give the website a fresh coat of paint! We hope that you enjoy our new look, and find navigation smooth and seamless.
Streamlined Event Categories – The Paramount Theater offers four types of events: Live Events (such as concerts and lectures), Live Broadcasts (including the Met Live in HD and National Theatre Live in HD series), Movies, and Community Events that are free and open to the public. Search these events easily by scrolling over the “Events” dropdown menu!
Updated Calendar Features – Only looking for events in March? Search for events by entering date parameters on the “Events” page!
Virtual Tour – Take a virtual tour on the “Rent the Space” page to get a great idea of all the possibilities of the Theater as an event venue.
The Paramount Theater is always growing and changing, and with it should be a digital experience that adapts with your needs. We invite you to take a digital tour and tell us what you think – we can’t wait to hear what you discover!
The Paramount Theater is proud to join forces with community leaders to bring high quality performing arts to our community. We would like to humbly thank all of our sponsors for their support that has meant so much to so many.
Marquee Producers Club Sponsor
Producers Club Sponsors
Support for the Arts
Thank you to The National Endowment for the Arts and the Virginia Commission for the Arts for their generous support of The Paramount Theater.