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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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I love the Paramount Theatre!

I love the Paramount Theatre! Old world glitz and glamor. I love all of gold ornate decor. Location is good (right downtown Oakland). Lots of good places to eat before and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Oakland, California
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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I love the Paramount Theatre! Old world glitz and glamor. I love all of gold ornate decor. Location is good (right downtown Oakland). Lots of good places to eat before and after the show. The sound system is not great though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The Paramount Theatre in Oakland is like Radio City Music Hall in New York. The theatre is long and has a high ceiling and balconies. Of course the interior is ornate. The great thing is the variety of entertainment appearing there. My cousins live on the East Coast. Twenty or thirty years ago they appeared in the corps de ballet... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

What a lovely, remodeled and updated venue for a concert (John Mellencamp). We attend about 8 concerts a year, indoor and outdoor but this was our first time at this venue. My only suggestion would be to install more restrooms in place of the lounging area, the restrooms were limited. Decent parking options, easy walk from revitalizing downtown area, but... More 

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Emeryville, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Lovely and historical landmark in Oakland, CA. Great for retro movie nights (so check their website for updates on what his showing.A

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Oakland, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is beautifully restored art deco theater - I enjoy attending events here. It is in the middle of the revitalized Uptown district of Oakland. Ive been to lectures, ballet and musical events here - there is also a regular old movie on the Friday program. If you just want to visit, there is a free 2 hour tour on... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

An Oakland institution, the Paramount Theatre is stunningly beautiful and centrally located. GO NOW!

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Oakland, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Top-notch restoration of a beautiful Art Deco building. Wandering the lobby is like a trip back in time. Plus good acoustics and sight lines in the theater itself make for a grand time whatever performance you experience there.

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Oakland, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The owner of this historical treasure uses the venue, and it's marque, to tout his political views. He's entitled to his opinions, but I do not believe that he should use this landmark for such purposes. There are many other places in which to view a movie - go to one of the other ones.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Was here for 2 nights of Sufjan Stevens in June. Great staff and beautiful surroundings. The acoustics were fantastic. Memorable nights.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Absolutely gorgeous Art Deco Theater. Many different performances including Oakland Ballet. Definitely worth the trip depending on the performance you choose.

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