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Paramount Theatre

Address: 2025 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612-2303
Phone Number: 510-893-2300
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Ranked #1 of 39 Activities in Oakland
Type: Movie Theaters, Amusement
Owner description: A throwback to the 1930s with its art deco architecture.
Attraction details
Type: Movie Theaters, Amusement
Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Owner description: A throwback to the 1930s with its art deco architecture.

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Middletown, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Went to see St. Vincent with my husband on a Friday night and it was like a walk down memory lane. Old world movie charm from when we were growing up. There were maybe 8 other couples in the movie so seats were not crowded.( no cup holders) Old theatre charm comes at a price. The concession st as nd... More 

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Oakland, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Beautiful old movie palace, great place for concerts. Often run classic old movies on Friday nights. The surrounding uptown neighborhood is full of great new restaurants. Friday nights are busy with many younger people around. Reasonably safe area on main streets and when people are around..

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Oakland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Paramount started out at an Art Deco movie palace and years ago was refurbished and serves as Oakland's premier entertainment venue. I've been many times over the years. It's dazzling and I highly recommend finding an event and checking it out.

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Oakland CA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I started going to the Paramount in the early 50's when it was a movie theater. It sat dormant for many years until it was lovingly restored to its full glory as one of the nation's premier theaters. Enjoying its architecture is worth the price of admission alone besides the great entertainment offered there.

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Napa, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Gorgeous restored theater with good acoustics. Great staff. Near many restaurants and China Town Oakland

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Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I have seen Tori Amos here every time she performs and this venue is just absolutely gorgeous. Its my favorite venue for live music acts

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London, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
25 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I went there for a SFJazz-hosted performance of Caetano Veloso. It was evening, and the beautiful facade was illuminated in bright changing colors. The lobby is exquisitely decorated and the checkroom/cloakroom service was decent. But the biggest surprise awaits you inside its huge hall. The wood panels are masterfully sculptured and the ceiling decoration is awe-inspiring. The acoustics were pleasantly... More 

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Racine, Wisconsin, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I didn't stop in to catch a show, but I knew before my vacation was up I wanted to snap a picture- and I'm glad I did. Seeing that large "PARAMONT" sign cascading from the front just made it all worthwhile. Next time, I will most definitely have to make it inside.

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Oakland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The Paramount Theater of m youth was just another movie venue. Lovely, big, and fun to attend. Now it is where I watch the Symphony and some Friday night special movies. Beautifully renovated, it has the charm of an concert hall with wonderful accoustics.

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Antioch, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

great oldfashion place that provides enjoyable music. the staff and seating were great. would be willing to go more often

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