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Paramount Theatre

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Address: 2025 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612-2303
Phone Number: 510-893-2300
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Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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A throwback to the 1930s with its art deco architecture.

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Beautiful art deco theater

The Paramount Theater is a great place to see theater and music performances. It's also a favorite venue for popular comedians (Jerry Seinfeld) because it is so beautiful. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Oakland, California
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Oakland, California
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60 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Paramount Theater is a great place to see theater and music performances. It's also a favorite venue for popular comedians (Jerry Seinfeld) because it is so beautiful. The theater is a great example of art deco architecture and design. Parking is easiest if you park in a nearby lot - or better yet - take BART right to the... More 

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Oakland, California
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Here we are in another trip back in time. A beautiful art deco theatre. My three daughters graduated from high school here.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Before all the restaurant openings and street fairs and clubs that draw people to Oakland's Uptown District, there was the Paramount Theater! Renovated to it's original glory long before the area became popular, it is home to the Oakland Symphony under the baton of the incomparable Michael Morgan. It also serves as a concert venue for one of the most... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Where else can you pay $5 and have access to a beautiful art deco movie house, classic films, and guests in period costume? Not to mention Deco Win!! Classic Movie Nights are the best kept secret in Oakland.

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Oakland, California
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is a beautifully restored theater which features name entertainers on a regular basis. During the holidays they feature the Nutcracker with the stellar Oakland Ballet Company. The theater is beautiful and a perfect size for seeing performers up close and the acoustics are good. During the year this theater is also used for graduation of several of the local... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Fabulous restored Art Deco theater! Seats comfortable, venue is intimate, seats on the first floor all are good. Have seen concerts, ballet and lectures at the paramount. Tours are also given.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

I have been to several concerts at the Paramount. It often has headliners, but it is a more intimate space than the huge arenas. The theater is also a gorgeous old building that has been lovingly restored, updated with modern sound. We usually get there by BART. You can conveniently buy your tickets online ahead of time.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

This is truly one of the most beautifully restored theaters I have seen. Everytime I go in there I feel like I am one of the rich and famous! Just like in the movies.

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oakland, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

I am from Bakersfield and have lived in Oildale. I have to visit Merle when i can. The Paramount is gorgeous. Cool bar downstairs and is in one of my favorite parts of my favorite town -- Oakland.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I recently attended a play at the Paramount Theatre. Although I have been to many events over the years, it never gets old. The building is an Art Deco masterpiece and it's hard not to feel at least a bit elegant just being there. Now, with all that being said, the only drawback is how difficult it is to get... More 

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