Blast From the Past: Annual Brew & Buddy Run

“Son of a nutcracker!” While The Paramount’s Annual Brew & Buddy Run is still a somewhat new tradition, it’s quickly become a Charlottesville favorite! The Brew & Buddy Run was derived from the 2003 hit movie Elf, starring Will Ferrell as Buddy, a human who grew up with elves in Santa’s workshop.

The Run begins at The Paramount, and our runners – dressed properly for the occasion – travel in a loop around the downtown area, with one stop at Three Notch’d Brewing Co. and another at Champion Brewery. At each location, they receive a free pour before continuing on their run! Upon their return to the Theater, each participant receives a souvenir pint, and then everyone settles in for a costume contest, followed by a screening of Elf. It’s always a fun event, and one we definitely look forward to when the holiday season comes around each year!

While we are diligently working to reschedule many of our spring events, which contribute significantly toward our yearly operating budget, we know we will suffer a devastating loss of revenue as a local nonprofit theater. Please consider making a donation to The Paramount.

Photos by Rob Garland Photographers