The revitalized nonprofit Paramount Theater evolved from this community and only exists based on your support. Together, we can educate, enchant, enrich, and enlighten the entire region!

What will The Paramount do with my donation?

Every gift matters! Here are just a few examples of the ways that your contribution to The Paramount Theater’s annual fund can make an impact.

  • $25 buys one LED lightbulb on the new vertical blade sign.
  • $75 underwrites tickets to a performance for underserved members of our community. The Paramount offers complimentary tickets through nonprofit partners to most events.
  • $150 funds scholarships for 10 children from low-income homes to participate in the Arts Education Program.
  • $250 covers the licensing fee to show one classic movie on the big screen.
  • $500 enables one school group to participate in the Arts Education program. All education tickets are available to students and teachers at a subsidized price of $7.50 each.
  • $1,500 covers the discount extended to fellow nonprofits to utilize the space to extend their own mission.
  • $3,000 allows The Paramount to open its doors for one free screened event for the public, such as a World Cup Soccer broadcast.
  • $5,000+ covers a portion of the artist fee for live performances on the stage.


“We were quite pleased to be able to continue our support of The Paramount in 2016. We are thrilled to live in a community that is so supportive in the arts. We greatly enjoyed the Waynesboro Symphony, Chanticleer, and especially Joshua Bell – to name a few – quite a year’s programming. We look forward to joining you for many more programs this year.” –Renewed Donor

“An International Neighbor’s group of 16 had a terrific time at The Paramount watching Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. It was a joy to hear the children laughing so loudly and so often! Several children told me that they have never been to a movie before. Of course the popcorn was an extra bonus. Thank you to The Paramount for all of the tickets!” –International Neighbors

“We absolutely loved The Nutcracker! It was perfect for getting into the Christmas spirit. We’re always so thankful that The Paramount is at our fingertips. Such an old and beautiful place, so we’re happy to give a little so others can enjoy it as much as we do. Thanks again!” –Donor

“Everything [about Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters] was fabulous! The event was organized, the theater itself is an experience for the children, the staff members were efficient and helpful, and the performance was outstanding!” –Woodbrook Elementary

“[The Grapes of Wrath] was an excellent performance! The materials provided, the caliber of acting, and above all, the heart-felt connections the students were able to make with the actors really brought this fascinating work of literature and time period alive.” –Charlottesville High School

“I cannot thank you enough for the sensory friendly viewing of The Polar Express. It truly is hard to convey how much it means for me to be able to see a movie in such a beautiful venue with my entire family. My 15 year old with special needs was thrilled to be there. Events like that do so much to expand inclusivity in our community. It warms this mother’s heart beyond expression. Thank you very much!” –Paramount Patron

“We were so impressed by the work of your staff and volunteers. The coordination of seating and receiving our guests was well-practiced and seamless. Your council in planning the event and inviting attendees, and quick problem solving was extremely valuable. Thank you so much to you and your team for all the hard work in planning and executing this event.” –Virginia Film Festival

“Thank you very much for your efforts in making the Community MLK Celebration Keynote event by Anita Hill at The Paramount so successful. We appreciate your collaboration with us and we look forward to future events at the Paramount partnering with you.” –The Office of the Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity & Equity

“We received tickets through CAFF to the play Gulliver’s Travels. Thank you for thinking of foster families and providing these tickets. My two boys loved this show! Thanks again for thinking of our community.” –Family with Community Attention Foster Families

“I have thoroughly enjoyed the shows you have been able to give me tickets to, and would not have otherwise gone. Thank you!” –Member of the Senior Center

“We at City of Promise want to thank you for the partnership and opening doors to children to explore other worlds at The Paramount Theater. Education is key and we thank you.” –City of Promise



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