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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
Description: A throwback to the 1930s with its art deco architecture.

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Beautifully appointed venue ~ worth the ticket price for the visual. @ conc~ so far. Quite close to BART too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Beautifully appointed venue ~ worth the ticket price for the visual. @ conc~ so far. Quite close to BART too.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We have seen great concerts here with our teens and also attended speaker series. It gives me such pride to have a theatre that hollers back to Oakland's golden age. Downtown at night is still working on being a destination spot, and its improving but you need to do research before heading out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I love these old theaters and glad that is hasn't fallen into disrepair. Not the best part of town but fine enough during the day or being dropped off/picked up at an event. The lobby is impressively gold and any of the fixtures which aren't still original to the turn of the century have been painstakingly restored to accuracy. Worth... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The Paramount Theatre is a real Art Deco gem in downtown (Uptown) Oakland. The ceiling, walls and carpet are stunning in bronzes. You really feel transported to another era. We attended the Oakland East Bay Symphony concert, sitting at the very top, back balcony. I love the sound as it travels across the ceiling and rolls down the back. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

A wonderful venue for films, music and the inauguration of a new mayor. Restored to art deco magnificance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Paramount Theater is a gem. The lobby soars above as you enter, festooned with gold leaf and art deco designs. A sweeping staircase takes you to the upper floors. There are bars on every floor and you may take your beverage to your seat. There's not a bad seat in the house.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This historic venue is a gem. Gorgeous Timothy Pflueger architecture, amazingly restored art deco decor, great sound quality for music, symphony or ballet, and carbon arc film projector for old movies. Just go here for any reason, you won't be disappointed. I lucked out last time I went and was in the right place at the right time and got... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

The architecture style known as Art Deco is prominently on view at the highly ornate Paramount Theatre. It is absolutely gorgeous. I have not seen a performance there (all the architectural detail might distract you!). I went on a tour. It is also one of the biggest existing theatres from the Deco area that I've seen. The wall reliefs are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I went here two nights in a row for concerts and sat in different areas of the theatre and the sound was perfect. The theatre is gorgeous so take the time to really look around. My main complaint was that they seemed totally unprepared for the amount of people wanting alcohol. The line was over an hour long before the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I was lucky enough to have recently seen two concerts at the Paramount Theatre. This is a beautiful venue inside and out. The art deco styling is amazing and really takes you back to another time. This theatre makes any event even more special. Acoustics in the theater were great. It is a small enough venue, that I'm not sure... More 

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