ParadeRest Presents Civil War Film at The Paramount

May 26, 2013

People filled The Paramount Theater Sunday afternoon for a viewing of The General.

The classic Civil War film was shown as part of a Memorial Day weekend event put on by ParadeRest. Buster Keaton's The General is a silent film, but movie goers were treated to a live musical accompaniment.

Before the film, the audience heard from guest speaker LTG Joe Inge, film historian Rick Britton and got a musical introduction by Matt Marshall.

ParadeRest is a Charlottesville-based non-profit organization that serves military members and military families in the Commonwealth.

This is the second year ParadeRest has hosted a free Memorial Day weekend event.

Local veteran and military organizations set up informational tables inside the theater and Civil War reenactors greeted the crowd at the door.

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