Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia Returns to The Paramount

The creative minds behind The Paramount’s presentations of Brown Bear, Brown Bear and other Treasured Stories by Eric Carle (April 2017), Goodnight Moon & The Runaway Bunny (February 2016), The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favourites (January 2015), and more, Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia is always a welcome friend at the Theater! We are excited to work with them again in 2017 for the family-friendly stage adaptation of Guess How Much I Love You & I Love My Little Storybook on December 6. Learn more about the award-winning touring theatre and join us for the next enchanting live event this December.

ABOUT MERMAID THEATRE

Goodnight Moon & Runaway Bunny, 2016.
Photo by Rob Garland Photographers.

Mermaid Theatre is best known for unique stage adaptations of children’s beloved literary classics such as Goodnight Moon, The Runaway Bunny, I Love My Little Storybook, and Guess How Much I Love You. Their innovative puppetry, striking scenic effects, evocative original music, and gentle storytelling have earned them an international reputation. Since their founding in 1972, Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia has been making their own puppets and working with gifted artists from around the continent to bring their enchanting shows to life.

Mermaid Theatre performances are great first theater experiences for children. Their productions always welcome the audience with a preview of what they will see and invite them to speak along if they know the words, creating a positive learning environment that is encouraging of participation!

From its humble beginnings into a children’s touring theatre with a truly global audience, they have performed for nearly five million spectators on four continents. In the last decade, the theatre has averaged over 400 shows per year, playing to family audiences, young students and teachers in professional theatres, community auditoriums, and performing arts centers around Canada, U.S., and more. Mermaid Theatre has been recognized by CAPACOA with an award for Best Performing Group, and received the Crystal Tourism Ambassador Award from Nova Scotia’s tourism industry leaders in 2008. Several of their productions have earned coveted Citations of Excellence from UNIMA-USA.

Learn more about Mermaid Theater of Nova Scotia

ABOUT GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU & I LOVE MY LITTLE STORYBOOK

The beloved childrens’ stories Guess How Much I Love You by author Sam McBratney and illustrator Anita Jeram & I Love My Little Storybook by Anita Jeram come to life on The Paramount’s stage in Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s delightful adaptation for our youngest audience members and those young at heart. This whimsical menagerie showcases the imaginative blend of evocative music, stunning visual effects and innovative puppetry that have earned Mermaid Theatre international acclaim.

Sam McBratney’s touching bedtime account of Little Nutbrown Hare, Guess How Much I Love You, has appeared in 53 languages, with more than 28 million copies in print worldwide since its publication in 1995. A second adored story, I Love My Little Storybook by writer/illustrator Anita Jeram, features a whimsical menagerie of THE NUTBROWN HARES HEAD FOR IRELAND animals and imaginary creatures whose gentle adventures celebrate the joy of reading. Mermaid’s creative team has ably captured the enchantment of the storybook characters and their fanciful settings. Jim Morrow served as both director and production designer while Steven Naylor’s lively music score reflects the Celtic traditions shared by Nova Scotia, Ireland and Northern Ireland. The recorded narration showcases the storytelling skills of Beau Bridges.

This show employs a variety of puppetry styles to tell the two stories. The puppeteers are visible to the audience throughout the performance, but they are so skilled at bringing the puppets to life, however, that you will forget they are even there!  One scene in the show uses the visual magic of black light, where anything black becomes invisible, so you won’t see the puppeteers as they move the puppets. Along with visual storytelling, the show employs pre-recorded narration of the text for the stories, as well as pre-recorded musical score created especially for this production.

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WIN TICKETS!

Join New Dominion Bookshop on Saturday, December 2 from 1:00PM-2:00PM for story hour, which will include a ticket drawing for Guess How Much I Love You & I Love My Little Storybook! New Dominion will also be stationed in the Theater the evening of the show selling copies of both book titles.

There will also be a ticket drawing at the Jefferson Madison Regional Library–Central Branch on Monday, December 4 at 6:00PM. Visit the library before the drawing to enter for your chance to win a family four pack of tickets to the show!

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Spend the Holidays at The Paramount!

Get in the holiday spirit with live holiday performances, classic seasonal films, and more at The Paramount Theater! The holiday season will open on December 1 with the Grand Illumination, followed by a free viewing of A Christmas Story [PG] at 8:30PM, presented by The Paramount in partnership with with the City of Charlottesville and the UVA Community Credit Union.

Other season highlights include a sensory-friendly screening of Elf [PG] and, The Paramount’s 1st Annual Brew & Buddy Run on December 10; a live stage adaptation of Guess How Much I Love You & I Love My Little Storybook on December 6; holiday films such as Love Actually [R] on December 3 and White Christmas [Unrated] on December 17; and Phil Vassar & Kellie Pickler live on stage on December 23.

Read more below and purchase your tickets today!


THE PARAMOUNT THEATER, THE CITY OF CHARLOTTESVILLE, AND THE UVA COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION PRESENT: THE GRAND ILLUMINATION AND   A CHRISTMAS STORY [PG]
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1 AT 8:30PM
FREE!
The Paramount Theater, the City of Charlottesville, and the UVA Community Credit Union present the Grand Illumination! Join us on the Downtown Mall as we welcome the holiday season with a community event for all, including the lighting of the community tree and a FREE screening of A Christmas Story on the Big Screen at The Paramount!

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CHARLOTTESVILLE OPERA PRESENTS: BROADWAY IN CHARLOTTESVILLE 
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2 AT 7:30PM
$50.00 GENERAL ADMISSION, $125.00 PATRON (INCLUDES RESERVED SEATING AND COMPLIMENTARY WINE)
SPONSOR TICKETS ALSO AVAILABLE. CONTACT CHARLOTTESVILLE OPERA AT 434-293-4500 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Charlottesville Opera Presents: Broadway in Charlottesville, a magical evening of all-star entertainment, featuring Broadway’s brightest stars in a dazzling affair, in the Grand Lobby of The Paramount Theater. Executive Director Kevin O’Halloran and Interim Artistic Director Steve Jarvi have teamed up with New York Actor/Producer, Deborah Grausman (Sesame Street, National Tour of Fiddler on the Roof, Producer of the critically-acclaimed Broadway in the Berkshires), to assemble an illustrious cast for this one-night-only benefit. This magical event marks the first time a live ticketed performance will take place in the Grand Lobby; don’t miss this spectacular experience!

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ROYAL OPERA BALLET LIVE IN HD: ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND
LIVE BROADCAST PERFORMANCE 
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3 AT 1:00PM
$10.50 STUDENT, $12.50 SENIOR, $14.50 ADULT

Follow Alice down the rabbit hole in Christopher Wheeldon’s exuberant ballet, inspired by Lewis Carroll’s much-loved book, live on The Paramount’s Big Screen! At a garden party on a sunny afternoon, Alice is surprised to see her parents’ friend Lewis Carroll transform into a white rabbit. When she follows him down a rabbit hole events become curiouser and curiouser… As Alice journeys through Wonderland, she encounters countless strange creatures. She’s swept off her feet by the charming Knave of Hearts, who’s on the run for stealing the tarts. Confusion piles upon confusion. Then Alice wakes with a start. Was it all a daydream?

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PARAMOUNT AT THE MOVIES PRESENTS: LOVE ACTUALLY [R]
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3 AT 8:00PM
$7.00 ADULT

With a star-studded cast featuring Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, Keira Knightly, and more, Richard Curtis’s Love Actually weaves the stories of eight couples together during the frantic month before Christmas. Love waxes and wanes; it changes and rearranges. These characters lives intertwine, and they’re all searching for the best Christmas gift of all – a little bit of love, actually.

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STARR HILL PRESENTS: ROBERT EARL KEEN’S FAM-O-LEE BACK TO THE COUNTRY JAMBOREE 
MONDAY, DECEMBER 4 AT 8:00PM
$28.50, $33.50, $43.50

Starr Hill Presents welcomes Robert Earl Keen to The Paramount Theater for a special holiday presentation Fam-O-Lee Back To The Country Jamboree Show! Keen has blazed a peer, critic, and fan-lauded trail that have earned him living-legend and keeper of the flame status in Americana music. With 19 albums under his belt, Keen’s latest recording, “Live Dinner Reunion”, recorded at Floore’s Country Store celebrating the 20th anniversary of the quintessential No. 2 Live Dinner is the stuff of honky-tonk legend. A night that reminded us why we love live music!

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PARAMOUNT PRESENTS: MERMAID THEATRE OF NOVA SCOTIA’S GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU &  
I LOVE MY LITTLE STORYBOOK
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6 AT 6:00PM
$10.75 YOUTH, $15.75 ADULT

The beloved childrens’ stories Guess How Much I Love You by author Sam McBratney and illustrator Anita Jeram & I Love My Little Storybook by Anita Jeram come to life on The Paramount’s stage in Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s delightful adaptation for our youngest audience members and those young at heart. This whimsical menagerie showcases the imaginative blend of evocative music, stunning visual effects and innovative puppetry that have earned Mermaid Theatre international acclaim.

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PARAMOUNT PRESENTS: ELF [PG] 
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10
11:30AM SENSORY-FRIENDLY, 2:00PM STANDARD  
AND VISIT FROM SANTA
$5.00 YOUTH, $7.00 ADULT

Elf is a Christmas comedy perfect for all ages! The story follows Buddy (Will Ferrell), a man raised as an elf in the North Pole. Buddy, after inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community, sets out on a quest to meet his father (James Caan), spreading Christmas cheer in a world of cynics all along his way. The movie also stars Bob Newhart (Papa Elf), Ed Asner (Santa), Zooey Deschanel (Jovie), Peter Dinklage (Miles Finch), and Mary Steenburg (Emily).

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PARAMOUNT PRESENTS: ELF [PG] AND 1ST ANNUAL BREW & BUDDY RUN 
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10
5:00PM BREW & BUDDY RUN, 7:00PM MOVIE 
$25.00 ADMISSION INCLUDES BREW & BUDDY RUN + ADMISSION TO 7:00PM MOVIE AND STAINLESS STEEL SOUVENIR CUP 

The Paramount’s 1st Annual Brew & Buddy Run, presented in partnership with Champion Brewing Company and Three Notch’d Brewing Company, is sure to get you in the holiday spirit! Starting at the Theater at 5:00PM and making a three mile loop around the Downtown area, the Brew Run includes stops at Champion and Three Notch’d for a beer at each brewery before returning to The Paramount for Elf on the Big Screen at 7:00PM. Registration fees for the run include a 2017 Brew & Buddy Run souvenir cup, one free pour at each participating brewery, $1.00 off beer purchase at The Paramount’s concessions, and admission to the 7:00PM presentation of Elf. The Brew & Buddy Run will take place snow, rain, or shine!

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MOSCOW BALLET PRESENTS: THE GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
MONDAY, DECEMBER 11 AND TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12
7:00PM
$30.50, $40.00, $50.50, $70.50, $104.50 GOLD CIRCLE, $177.50 PLATINUM

Celebrate this Christmas with the experience taking North America by storm! Marking the 25th North American Anniversary Tour in 2017, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker features over-the-top production values and world class Russian artists. Larger than life puppets and nesting dolls, and gloriously hand-crafted costumes bring the Christmas spirit to life. Gather the family and see why the press raves “Knock Out!” – New York Times, “Christmas Cheer!” – LA Times. Get the best seats today and make memories of a lifetime at Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker.

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BOB NOCEK AND T-PRESENTS: A JOHN WATERS CHRISTMAS 
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14 AT 8:00PM
$32.50, $42.50, $52.50, $117.50 MEET & GREET
For mature audiences.

John Waters (Pink Flamingos, Hairspray, A Dirty Shame) will perform a live, unforgettable night of holiday mischief with his critically acclaimed one man show, A John Waters Christmas.  Waters pokes fun at the holiday season with adult-appropriate humor, effectively “putting the X in Xmas,” developing a show for the open minded and slightly left-of-center audience.

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THE ORATORIO SOCIETY OF VIRGINIA PRESENTS: CHRISTMAS AT THE PARAMOUNT
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16 AT 2:30PM & 7:30PM
$10.00 CHILDREN & STUDENTS, $25.00 REGULAR ADMISSION,  $49.00 GOLD CIRCLE

Join The Oratorio Society of Virginia for this beloved Charlottesville tradition and family favorite. Music Director Michael Slon conducts a 90-person chorus composed of some of the community’s finest singers.
In what’s become an anticipated and delightful Oratorio custom, two guest youth choruses will perform during the concerts.  Moreover, there will be an opportunity for the audience to join in the singing with the chorus, so that everyone can “sing in” the holidays together!  An accompaniment of brass, organ, and percussion rounds out what is sure to be a vibrant and heart-lifting performance.

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PARAMOUNT AT THE MOVIES PRESENTS: WHITE CHRISTMAS [UNRATED]
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17 AT 2:00PM & 7:00PM
$5.00 YOUTH, $7.00 ADULT

Two World War II buddies, Bob (Bing Crosby) and Phil (Danny Kaye) create a top song-and-dance routine that really wows the crowds. They cross paths with two beautiful sisters (Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen) who also perform a song-and-dance act. Smitten with the sister act, Bob and Phil follow the duo to an inn in Vermont, which they find is owned by their former commanding officer (Dean Jagger). Realizing the inn is failing, the foursome perform a musical extravaganza to save the business.

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PARAMOUNT PRESENTS: PHIL VASSAR & KELLIE PICKLER, A CHRISTMAS TOUR
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23 AT 8:00PM
$29.75, $39.75, $54.75, $99.75

Lynchburg, Virginia native Phil Vassar returns to The Paramount with American Idol alum Kellie Pickler on their first joint tour! Don’t miss this live holiday event in support of their new original holiday single, “The Naughty List”!

Phil Vassar’s incisive, soulful lyrics and infectious melodies captures audiences of all ages.  Phil has a strong social media fan base with followers spanning 45+ countries on 6 continents. His fans love his energetic shows and keep coming back for more as no two shows are ever alike.

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MET LIVE IN HD: HANSEL AND GRETEL
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30 AT 2:00PM
$10.50 STUDENT, $12.50 SENIOR, $14.50 ADULT

A Met English-language holiday presentation, Richard Jones’s clever production of Humperdinck’s fairy-tale opera is based on the Brothers Grimm story. Donald Runnicles conducts the sweeping score and a delightful cast, including the legendary Dolora Zajick as the wayward siblings’ mother. Tara Erraught and Ingeborg Gillebo share the role of Hansel, and Lisette Oropesa and Maureen McKay share the role of Gretel.

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NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE IN HD PRESENTS: FOLLIESSATURDAY, DECEMBER 30 AT 7:00PM
$10.50 STUDENT, $12.50 SENIOR, $14.50 ADULT

Stephen Sondheim‘s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

Tracie BennettJanie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors).

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Manhattan Short Film Festival Brings in Record Submissions

Pictured: Viola, Franca; 8 Minutes; Just Go!; Hope Dies Last

Paramount Presents: Manhattan Short Film Festival
Friday, September 29, 2017
7:00PM
$11.00 Student, $15.00 Adult

Film-lovers can unite with over 100,000 fellow viewers around the world during the week of September 28 through October 8 when the 20th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival screens at The Paramount on Friday, September 29!

CLICK HERE for the full film line-up and tickets!

The 10 MANHATTAN SHORT finalists hail from nine countries with films from Syria, Latvia and Georgia representing their respective countries for the first time in this event. Two short films hail from Spain, the only country with multiple Final 10 selections. These Final 10 short films represent the best short films among a record 1615 submissions from 75 countries received by MANHATTAN SHORT for 2017, testimony to the enduring vibrancy and creativity of short films. This year’s Final 10 represent an extraordinary range of film genres with comedy, drama, horror, sci-fi, animation and martial arts short films all part of the MANHATTAN SHORT program.

About Manhattan Short:
MANHATTAN SHORT began in 1998, when Mason screened 16 short films onto a screen mounted to the side of a truck on Mulberry Street, Little Italy New York City. A year later the Festival moved uptown to Union Square Park in New York City. MANHATTAN SHORT transformed into a worldwide phenomenon, becoming the only film festival on the planet that unfolds, simultaneously, in more than 250 cinemas on six continents, bringing over 100,000 film-lovers in all corners of the globe together for one week, via the next generation of filmmakers. Click here to read how it all began.

Charlottesville Downtown Street Fair

YOUR CHANCE TO OWN POSTERS FROM PAST EVENTS!

FRIDAY 9/22 & SATURDAY 9/23

12PM-6PM | Charlottesville Downtown Mall

Experience the best of Charlottesville on the Downtown Mall at Tomtoberfest from Friday, September 22 through Saturday, September 23! Over 45 participating restaurants and retailers will feature special sales and street food-inspired dishes at pop-up shops, including The Paramount.

Stop by our “Sidewalk Sale” outside the Theater for your chance to purchase posters from past events such as live performances, movies, broadcasts, and more! Also available for purchase is Paramount gear including heat activated mugs, water bottles, and ornaments.

We’ll see you there!

Celebrating National Arts in Education Week

September 11-15 is National Arts in Education Week!

Passed by Congress in 2010, House Resolution 275 designates the week beginning with the second Sunday in September as National Arts in Education Week. During this week, the field of arts education and its supporters join together in communities across the country to tell the story of the impact of the transformative power of the arts in education. The Paramount is celebrating this week, and with the upcoming season of ten world class productions for young audiences, we will be celebrating all year. We hope you will join us!

Has The Paramount’s Arts Education program shaped you? Share on social media using the tag #BecauseOfArtsEd (and be sure to also tag The Paramount!).

Don’t miss our upcoming Arts Education season!

 

Join Us for a Sensory-Friendly Screening of Disney’s 101 Dalmatians!

 

On Sunday, September 17, The Paramount Theater presents two special screenings of Disney’s animated classic 101 Dalmatians [G] including a sensory-friendly presentation at 11:30AM!

The sensory-friendly screening will provide a positive viewing experience that is welcoming to all individuals, including those with sensory sensitivities. A few special accommodations patrons may notice during the screening include:

  • Sound levels reduced
  • House lights will remain on at a low level
  • Ear plugs will be available upon request
  • Audience members will be welcome to enter and exit the theater as needed. There will also be a space to walk and move around easily in the lobby.
  • When possible, there will be a quiet room on located on the fourth floor for those who need to take a break from the film.

For more information, please call the Box Office at 434.979.1333.

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MORE FAMILY EVENTS COMING SOON TO THE PARAMOUNT THEATER:

Paramount Presents: Scotty McCreery

Saturday, September 23 at 8:00PM

$29.75, $39.75, $49.75, $79.75

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Paramount Presents: Pilobolus

Appropriate for ages 12 and older.

Thursday, October 12 at 8:00PM

$39.75, $44.75, $54.75

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Paramount Presents: Hocus Pocus [PG]

Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 2:00PM

$5.00 Youth, $7.00 Adult

Featuring a special Halloween costume contest!

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Paramount Presents: Lightwire Theater’s A Very Electric Christmas

Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 11:30AM and 6:00PM

$14.75, $24.50

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A Tribute To Heather Heyer

Memorial Service 

Heather Heyer

Wednesday, August 16

A Day of Healing


The family of Heather Heyer welcomed family and friends to The Paramount Theater for a memorial service on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 11:00AM. The Paramount Theater was honored to be a part of this day of healing for both Heather’s family and for the Charlottesville community.

The family was honored with a full house at both The Paramount and The Jefferson Theater. Amongst the attendees were politicians, dignitaries, and civic and community leaders. Cathy Brinkley welcomed the community to the memorial service. Eulogies were given by the following: Elwood Shrader, Grandfather; Mark Heyer, Father; Rev. Harold Bare; Denise Ratcliff-Kennedy, Cousin; Diana Ratcliff, Cousin; Feda Khateeb-Wilson, Friend; Alfred Wilson, Friend; and Susan Bro, Mother. Final remarks were given by Rev. Alvin Edwards and  Barbara Edwards sang a beautiful rendition of “Amazing Grace”.

Thank you to the many community members who made today’s event at The Paramount possible including the City of Charlottesville Police, The Jefferson Theater, and Joe Rice, the City of Charlottesville Communications Coordinator with many more thanks you to come.

Photos courtesy of Rob Garland Photographers


Heather Danielle Heyer, 32, of Charlottesville, Virginia was suddenly taken away from this life on Saturday, August 12, 2017.  She was born in Charlottesville Virginia on May 29, 1985, the daughter of Susan Diane Bro and Mark Heyer.

Heather spent her formative years in Ruckersville, Virginia and was a graduate of William Monroe High School. She was a valued employee of the Miller Law Group and especially loved her work in the bankruptcy department. She was an outspoken, outgoing, determined and passionate individual and had a special regard for social injustices and especially those concerning race relations.  Her favorite pastime was hanging out with friends and family.

She leaves to carry on her memory her beloved mother, Susan Diane Bro of Ruckersville, Virginia; her beloved father, Mark Heyer of Florida; beloved step-father, Kim Bro; a brother, Nickolas Heyer of North Carolina; maternal grandparents, Barbra and Elwood Shrader of Ruckersville, Virginia; paternal grandparents, Donald and Eunice Heyer of Florida; an aunt, Linda Holcomb of Florida; and a host of other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at the Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Charlottesville, Virginia.

Please wear something purple.

J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.jfbellfuneralservices.com

Press Release: Memorial Service for Heather Heyer at The Paramount Theater

PRESS RELEASE

THE PARAMOUNT THEATER

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 15, 2017

CONTACT:
Chris Eure, Executive Director
The Paramount Theater
chriseure@theparamount.net
434-293-1007 (Direct)

Memorial Service for
Heather Heyer
Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 11:00AM

WHO: The Paramount Theater
WHAT: Memorial Service for Heather Heyer
WHEN: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 | Doors Open – 10:00AM | Service Starts – 11:00AM
WHERE: The Paramount Theater, Charlottesville, VA
ONLINE: https://www.theparamount.net/heather/


Charlottesville, VA – August 15, 2017: The Paramount Theater will host Heather Heyer’s Memorial
Service tomorrow, August 16th, 2017 at 11:00AM. Doors will open at 10:00AM. The family asks
that attendees wear purple, Heather’s favorite color, in honor of her memory.

No tickets are required for entry; entry will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Arrangements for overflow attendees to view the service via livestream have been made, with details to be released the day of event. Please no signs, backpacks, firearms, or food and drink.

The Paramount Theater is honored to assist Heather Heyer’s family at this time and provide them with the
Theater as a place to remember the life of their lost daughter, sister, niece, granddaughter and friend.
As we honor the memory of Heather, we ask that the community comes together peacefully to respect the family in their time of grief.

For the most up-to-date information, please visit our website at www.theparamount.net.

For media logistics, please contact Joe Rice, Communications Coordinator of the City of Charlottesville at 434-409-8226.

The Paramount Theater Named 2017 Outstanding Historic Theatre by the League of Historic American Theatres

The historic Paramount Theater of Charlottesville is thrilled to be named the 2017 Outstanding Historic Theatre by the League of Historic American Theatres! 

“We could not be more honored to receive this very distinguished award from The League of Historic American Theatres. Our pride for our Theater being recognized with this honor shines through every seat in the auditorium, every smile on a patron’s face, and every glimmer of excitement in a child’s eye when they see an event on stage. None of this would be possible without the foresight of those who saved and restored our beautiful Theater. To be recognized nationally as The Outstanding Historic Theatre for 2017 by such a prestigious organization, is an honor we share with our community and we plan to celebrate this honor with you all this season!” -Chris Eure, Executive Director

Founded in 1976 by 42 theaters across the country,which has grown to more than 350 historic theaters with more than 1,000 individual members, the League of Historic American Theaters (LHAT) is a non-profit organization with the mission to champion the preservation, restoration, and operation of historic theaters across North America for the benefit of their communities and future generations.

The Outstanding Historic Theatre Award recognizes a theater that demonstrates excellence through its community impact, quality of program and services, and quality of the restoration or rehabilitation of its historic structure. Former winners of this prestigious award include the distinguished Fabulous Fox in Atlanta, the New York City Center, the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, New Jersey, and Playhouse Square in Cleveland, Ohio to name a few. CLICK HERE to view a full list of Outstanding Historic Theatre Award winners.

The award was presented to the Executive Director of The Paramount Theater, Chris Eure, at the League’s 41st Annual Conference which took place in Los Angeles, California, July 16 – 19. The honor of the award received carries significant respect and excitement from colleagues in the arts world.

Pictured above: Ken Stein, Executive Director for The League of Historic American Theatres; Maran Garland, Director of Marketing for The Paramount Theater; Chris Eure, Executive Director for The Paramount Theater; David Gies, Board Member for The Paramount Theater; Chris Faulkner, Major Gifts Officer for The Paramount Theater; Janna Gies, wife of Board Member David Gies for The Paramount Theater; Jeffrey Gabel, Founding Executive Director for the Majestic Theater, Gettysburg PA, and Chair of the Board for The League of Historic American Theatres.

IN THE PRESS:

“The Paramount Theater of Charlottesville Named 2017 Outstanding Historic Theatre” Charlottesville Tomorrow

“Paramount Theater named 2017 Outstanding Historic Theatre by L.A.-based league”Daily Progress

“Paramount Theater Named Outstanding Historic Theatre for 2017” – NBC29

“Paramount Theater in Charlottesville wins national award”Virginia Business

“Congratulations to The Paramount! The Paramount was named the 2017 Outstanding Historic Theatre by the League of Historic American Theatres in recognition of its excellent programs and services, the quality of the restoration of its historic structure, and its outstanding community service. The Senior Center benefits from the Paramount’s generosity through the Mary Reese Community Access Fund.” – Senior Center