Category: Community

2017 March Madness: Paramount Theater Bracket Challenge Standings

Stay up-to-date on The Paramount Theater’s Bracket Challenge Leaderboard for the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament! The winner of the Bracket Challenge will receive 2 tickets to Paramount Presents: Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live, 2 Cinemaniac Passes, and a Paramount Theater Mug!

Top 10 – March 27, 2017

  1. *Garrick G. – 72 points
  2. *Jason E. – 66 points
  3. Darin M. – 65 points
  4. *Joel S. – 63 points
  5. Mark F. – 62 points
  6. John B. – 61 points
  7. *JW G. – 59 points
  8. Milos T. – 58 points
  9. *David – B. – 57 points
  10. Art R. – 56 points

*Still has teams active in the bracket

Top 10 – March 20, 2017

  1. Darin M. – 49 points
  2. Mark F. – 46 points
  3. John G. – 46 points
  4. Milos T. – 46 points
  5. Jason E. – 46 points
  6. Mark W. – 45 points
  7. John B. – 45 points
  8. Garrick G. – 45 points
  9. Mark B. – 45 points
  10. Avan B. – 44 points

The Daily Progress 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards

The Paramount Theater has been nominated for the Daily Progress 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards!

The Paramount Theater is very excited and honored to have been nominated in the Best Nonprofit, Big Show, and Intimate Show subcategories. The winners will be announced in April 2017.

We would also like to extend our congratulations to several of our wonderful sponsors who were also nominated – including but not limited to: Northwestern Mutual (Financial Services Category) and Carpet Plus (Home Favorites Category) – as well as our House Photographer, Rob Garland Photographers!

Join The Paramount for Free Community Events!

As a local non-profit, it is a treat each time The Paramount Theater opens its doors to the community for free events. Whether sponsored by the theater, or through a partnership with a local agency, bringing the community in for no cost is a pleasure. Free events such as broadcasted UVA Men’s Basketball games and the World Cup on the big screen, or screenings of holiday movies take a lot of hard work by volunteers and staff. We are proud to be a part of such a giving community of staff and sponsors who help make these events possible.

We are thrilled to offer the following upcoming free community events:





Free Historic Tours of The Paramount Theater

Learn about The Paramount’s beginnings in 1931 and our long legacy of community involvement from the Great Depression to the magical reopening. See the backstage Wall of Fame, where hundreds of artists have left their autographs and more! Reservations for the tour are strongly recommended, as space is limited.

Upcoming Tour Schedule:

  • Saturday, March 18 at 11:00AM
  • Wednesday, March 29 at 12:00PM and 5:30PM
  • Saturday, April 1 at 11:00AM
  • Thursday, April 20 at 12:00PM and 5:30PM

Click HERE to register.

Hospice of the Piedmont, Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, and the University of Virginia Schools of Nursing and Medicine Present: Being Mortal

Saturday, March 18 at 3:00PM

Join the Hospice of the Piedmont, Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, and the University of Virginia Schools of Nursing and Medicine for a free screening and discussion of the PBS Frontline documentary Being Mortal. Based on the best-selling book by Dr. Atul Gawande, this film explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with the doctors, nurses, and family members who care for them.

WVPT PBS Kids Presents: Clifford We Love You

Saturday, March 25 at 9:30AM

WVPT invites you to come celebrate their love for Clifford, that Big Red Dog, during the Virginia Festival of the Book. Celebrate our children’s love of reading and enjoy a WVPT/PBS KIDS Clifford show on the big screen for FREE at The Paramount Theater!  The first 200 families to arrive will receive a free Clifford We Love You book!

We are always announcing new free community events – stay informed by signing up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page or checking back regularly at

Nonprofit Piedmont Landscape Association Seminar at The Paramount

Nonprofit Renters Hold a Special Place in Our Hearts!

Did you know that The Paramount Theater is a nonprofit organization?

As a nonprofit, we at The Paramount make our best effort to support other Charlottesville-Albemarle area nonprofits to ensure that the community has access to services at the Theater at an affordable price. One way that we make this effort is by offering a special rates to nonprofit organizations wishing to rent the space.

We are particularly excited to welcome a nonprofit that has been a longstanding friend of The Paramount – the Piedmont Landscape Association!

On Thursday, February 16, the Piedmont Landscape Association will hold their annual seminar at The Paramount. A day-long event that draws in hundreds of landscaping experts and enthusiasts, the PLA Seminar covers topics ranging from gardening best practices to the evolution of the horticulture industry. The 2017 PLA Seminar will feature such knowledgeable speakers as Allan Armitage, Nancy Ross Hugo, and Peggy Singlemann.

Tickets to the PLA Seminar are still available and can be purchased HERE.

We are always thrilled to welcome nonprofits to The Paramount – reach out to us today to ask about our nonprofit rate for your next event!