It is said that if a theatre is ever left completely dark, a ghost will take up residence in the space.
To prevent this, a single lamp is left burning on center stage after the cast and crew depart. This lamp is known as the “ghost light.”
The Paramount Center for the Arts is a historic Art Deco theatre location right on the line of Bristol Tennessee and Virginia. They have been bringing the highest quality live entertainment to the region since the 1930s.
The Paramount darkened its stage on March 15 due to the CoronaVirus outbreak. Many shows have been postponed and some canceled. The Paramount Foundation is a non-profit organization and with a lack of income from shows, the future has seemed uncertain.
The (ghost)Light at the end of the Tunnel
Thanks to a supportive community, the show WILL go on and the theatre will never be completely dimmed.
Introducing the GhostLight Matching Funds Campaign.
This fundraising campaign will help combat the huge loss in revenue that the Paramount has suffered during COVID-19.
All donations up to $30,000 will be matched. So, that means if your give $10, the Paramount will actually receive $20! (20=40, 100=200, and so on)
Paramount Bristol serves as a stage for artists as well as for local arts and civic organizations.