Charlottesville Then and Now: The Paramount Theater

First opening in 1931, The Paramount, a downtown theater for movies and live performances in Charlottesville, closed after more than 4 decades in operation.

ER7Dec1974ParamountThis photograph was taken by Ed Roseberry in 1974 just after the theater went out of business.

After 3 decades of standing empty and an $18 million renovation in the early 2000s, the Paramount reopened and has been a draw in downtown Charlottesville for the past 10 years, with music and films and many other attractions.

IMG_8103This photograph by Steve Trumbull shows the renovated theater in 2011.

Roseberry and Trumbull will soon be announcing a talk they will do together at the Paramount in September.  Check back for details.

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This photo was taken by C’ville Images supporter Scott Bandy (aka Blue Spade) at Ed’s Alumni Hall exhibit at UVA earlier this year.  Scott got a photo of Steve taking a photo of Ed in front of photos that Ed took around UVA.

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