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“Spectacular Historic Theater” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Paramount Theatre

Paramount Theatre
2025 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612-2303
510-893-2300
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Ranked #1 of 58 Attractions in Oakland
Type: Movie Theaters
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Owner description: A throwback to the 1930s with its art deco architecture.
Fremont, California
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“Spectacular Historic Theater”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Stunning architecture, and an Oakland landmark. This should be designated a historic site if it has not been already. The outside does not do the interior justice. They simply do not build theaters like this any more.

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Berkeley, California
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“A rare gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Beautifully restored classic theatre with great acoustics located on Broadway in downtown Oakland. The neighborhood has many great bars, restaurants and the equally stunning classic Fox Theatre is nearby.

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Oakland, California
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“Frankenstein”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

The ambiance, film, news reels from the era accomapnied with the whirlitzer,raffle, and bar were fabulous. We always have an enjoyable time.

Visited November 2012
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Vacaville, California
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“Beautiful Theater”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

We have been to the Paramount twice. Both to see and Anthony Hamilton concert. The theater is a beautifully restored 1930's Art Deco style. Take the opportunity to see a symphony or other concert there. It is definitly a treasure in downtown Oakland that is worth the trip. Dress up and enjoy the ambiance.

Visited August 2012
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“Oakland's Paramount Theatre”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

A fine example of Art Deco style, lovingly restored. Any performance you view here will be worth the time and effort.

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