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Address: 2025 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612-2303
Phone Number: 510-893-2300
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11:00 am - 5:30 pm
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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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Inauguration of Oakland Mayor

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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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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Oakland, California
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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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Oakland, California
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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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Los Angeles, California
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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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Victoria
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Canby, Oregon
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Texas
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

My first time visiting this beautiful theater was just this past weekend when I saw Tim Reynolds & Dave Matthews play an acoustic set together. Aside from the fact that it was an unbelievable show, this quaint venue really added another dimension of intimacy to the show. We were sitting in the 30th row and still had a perfect view... More 

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Temecula, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Of course it would matter what concert you were seeing, but we went to see Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds and it was a phenomenal concert. I have been to many many Dave Matthews concerts all over and this was one of the quaintest most intimate venues. It only seats just over 3,000 people so you can imagine. Very ornately... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

So glad Oakland is preserving its heritage from the 30s. A beautiful space. Go there for concerts of any kind in an old-worldly setting.

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Piedmont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

If you have a chance to see the Oakland Symphony or any other special event at the Paramount...run, don't walk!! It is just breathtaking; evocative of another era where art deco elegance inspired artists of all types. They offer public tours on the first and third Saturdays of the month for $5.00 per person.

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