CLICK HERE to view venue reopening guidelines.


Scroll down to find:

  • Paid Streaming Content
    • Exhibition on Screen Encores
    • 3rd Street: Best Seats in the House
  • Complimentary Streaming Content from The Paramount
    • How Charlottesville Got Its Theater Back
    • A Brief History of The Paramount
  • Additional Streaming from Paramount Partners
    • Met in HD
    • National Theatre at Home

The Paramount Theater’s mission is to educate, enchant, enrich, and enlighten our Charlottesville community. During this brief intermission while our stage and screen are dark for the safety of our community, we hope the content below will bring The Paramount’s magic to your home!

Paid Streaming Content



Once you purchase the streaming code, you can stream the video as many times as you’d like within the eligible week.

This Week on Exhibition on Screen: Monday, July 6 – Sunday, July 12

Exhibition on Screen: Michelangelo – Love and Death

CLICK HERE to view Program

Thank you to our Exhibition on Screen Sponsors: Janna and David Gies


Pair your streamed show with a delicious dinner delivered by Harvest Moon Catering for the Exhibition on Screen Series films – The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and Michelangelo – Love and Death. CLICK HERE to view the menu.

Through the Harvest@Home Delivered online store, you can safely come together over quality, seasonal summer meals made with fresh, local ingredients – from the comfort of your couch or kitchen table! Sit back, relax, and enjoy dinner and a show with Harvest@Home and The Paramount Theater.

Harvest Moon is available to take your order anytime at Harvest@Home Delivered or by phone (434) 296-9091 Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Please Note: Place orders by Noon for same day delivery & pick up. For Monday delivery, place orders by 4:00PM on Saturday.

Meal Delivery:
Mon – Sat  5:00-7:00pm
HMC Pick Up:
Mon – Sat 1:00-7:00pm

3RD STREET: Best Seats in the House


With tremendous gratitude to Lorenzo Dickerson of Maupintown Media, we are thrilled to bring a streaming option to you of the documentary that premiered at The Paramount in August 2019.

3rd Street: Best Seats in the House tells the stories of African-American patrons of The Paramount Theater and their personal experience of the formerly segregated 3rd Street Entrance and Box Office prior to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. A light is shined on the previously untold stories and experiences of local Charlottesville residents, who were made to use the segregated Entrance and Box Office in accordance with the law. The film will share a personal reflection on topics such as structural racism, the implementation and execution of Jim Crow Laws, and racial segregation through the experiences of Charlottesville community members.

In advance of the film’s premiere, a unique exhibition was unveiled on the Theater’s 3rd Street exterior wall. The temporary installation, created in partnership with Maupintown Media and the City’s Unity Days, featured large-scale photographs, silhouettes of patrons, and quotes from the movie’s interviewees. Through the exhibition and film, members of our community share their personal memories and experiences of attending movies at The Paramount during the Jim Crow era. Their first-person accounts will give voice to the not so distant past.

Complimentary Streaming from The Paramount

How Charlottesville Got Its Theater Back

Round up the littles – it’s storytime! Written by Jane Goodman and illustrated by Keith Damiani, the 2002 children’s story How Charlottesville Got Its Theater Back is a picture book about Murphy the Mouse and the town of Charlottesville’s efforts to save the historic Paramount Theater.

CLICK HERE To purchase a physical copy of the book for $25. Or, when you sign your young one up for Paramount Kids Club for $35, you’ll receive the book along with even more Paramount swag! Thank you for your continued support during these challenging times!

  • A membership card that gets you free popcorn at every event
  • A Murphy the Mouse plush toy
  • Your very own copy of How Charlottesville Got Its Theater Back
  • A Paramount drawstring backsack
  • Kid-friendly foldaway theater glasses for that up-close, front row experience
  • A card from the kids club mailed to you on your birthday!

You can sign up for the Kids Club HERE.

A Brief History of The Paramount

How Charlottesville Got Its Theater Back does not end here. Listen to a 4 minute video to learn more about The Paramount’s stage reopening in 2004.

Additional Streaming from Paramount Partners


The Met will offer a nightly series of free encore-presentation web streams that will bring opera to audiences while the house is dark. Tune in to watch at 7:30PM ET! The broadcasts will remain available via the homepage of for 23 hours. The homepage link will open the performance on the Met Opera on Demand streaming service. The performance will also be viewable on all Met Opera on Demand apps.


At a time when opera and theater fans around the world can’t visit their local theaters, the National Theater will offer free encore broadcasts online!

The National Theatre launched, “National Theatre at Home.” Every Thursday at 2PM EST enjoy a much-loved National Theatre Live production, free to stream on YouTube for seven days. The “National Theatre at Home” broadcasts began with James Corden’s Tony-Award winning performance in One Man, Two Guvnors on Thursday, April 2. The next featured performance will be Les Blancs on Thursday, July 2 followed by The Deep Blue Sea on July 9. To watch these fan-favorites, CLICK HERE to visit the National Theatre’s YouTube channel.

Rewatch your favorites

During this time of social distancing, many artists have taken to YouTube, Instagram, or even Facebook to live stream their musical talents to fans across the world! Below are some past Paramount performers who did just that!

How To Stream Purchased Content:

  1. Click the “Buy Online Streaming Code Now” button.
  2. Follow direction to purchase your ticket.
  3. Be on the lookout for your ticket confirmation email, which will contain the password to access the video and further instructions!

Box Office:

Hours: Monday – Friday 10AM to 2PM by phone and email only.

Phone: 434.979.1333

Our Stage and Screen have been dark since March 10, 2020. While the brief intermission continues, we invite you to you to make a tax-deductible gift. Your gift helps protect the historic Paramount Theater during these challenging times. As a nonprofit theater, The Paramount relies on community philanthropic support in addition to revenue from performances. With the loss of all events for months due to COVID-19, this pandemic will take its toll on Charlottesville’s beloved historic Theater.

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