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Scroll down to find:

  • Paid Streaming Content
    • A Glitch in the Matrix
    • Two of Us
    • 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
    • Mixology with Matthew
  • Additional Streaming from Paramount Partners
    • Met in HD

The Paramount Theater’s mission is to educate, enchant, enrich, and enlighten our Charlottesville community. We hope the content below will bring The Paramount’s magic to your home!

Paid Streaming Content

Magnolia Pictures Presents

A Glitch in the Matrix

What if we are living in a simulation, and the world as we know it is not real? To tackle this mind-bending idea, acclaimed filmmaker Rodney Ascher (ROOM 237, THE NIGHTMARE) uses a noted speech from Philip K. Dick to dive down the rabbit hole of science, philosophy, and conspiracy theory. Leaving no stone unturned in exploring the unprovable, the film uses contemporary cultural touchstones like THE MATRIX, interviews with real people shrouded in digital avatars, and a wide array of voices, expert and amateur alike. If simulation theory is not science fiction but fact, and life is a video game being played by some unknowable entity, then who are we, really? A GLITCH IN THE MATRIX attempts to find out.

Please stick around after the film for an exclusive discussion between director Rodney Ascher and critic Joshua Rothkopf, digging deep into simulation theory, filmmaking, and everything in between.

CLICK HERE to view the trailer.

Magnolia Pictures Presents

Two of Us

Two retired women, Nina and Madeleine, have been secretly in love for decades. Everybody, including Madeleine’s family, thinks they are simply neighbors, sharing the top floor of their building. They come and go between their two apartments, enjoying the affection and pleasures of daily life together, until an unforeseen event turns their relationship upside down and leads Madeleine’s daughter to gradually unravel the truth about them.

Please stick around after the film – we’re VERY excited to present an exclusive discussion between writer/director Filippo Meneghetti, star Barbara Sukowa, and international film icon Isabelle Huppert!

CLICK HERE to view the trailer.

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.

Mixology with Matthew



















Follow along with our Director of Operations & Programming, Matthew Simon, as he walks you through how to make these delicious cocktails from home in this fun mini-series, Mixology with Matthew. Cheers everyone!

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.

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: Wednesday & Friday 10AM to 2PM or One Hour Before Each Show!

Phone: 434.979.1333

As a nonprofit theater, The Paramount relies on community philanthropic support in addition to revenue from performances. With the loss of over $700,000 in revenue due to the cancellation or postponement of 100 events in the wake of the COVID-19 public health crisis, this pandemic has and will continue to take its toll on Charlottesville’s beloved historic Theater. Since 1931, The Paramount has served as an iconic landmark central to our historic downtown and through its mission to educate, enchant, enrich, and enlighten through the arts, the Theater serves as an important economic driver for our region.