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“Paramount, Oakland's Jewel in the Crown” 5 of 5 stars
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Paramount Theatre
2025 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612-2303
510-893-2300
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Ranked #1 of 54 attractions in Oakland
Type: Movie Theaters
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Owner description: A throwback to the 1930s with its art deco architecture.
Newark, California
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
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“Paramount, Oakland's Jewel in the Crown”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

The Paramount Theater was a place I attended many a film as a child. Now it stands refurbished, a tribute to the deco period in which it was born and a magnificent venue for a variety of acts. Currently the favorite for touring acts like kd lang, and Melissa Etheridge as well as showings of classics like The Wizard of Oz, the Paramount is a classic theater that can be matched up against any in the country. Even Hollywood recognized it's statute when it was selected for the premiere of "Money Ball" the Academy Award nominated film about Billy Beane's transformation of baseball in the 80s and 90s. Brava!

Visited June 2012
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Oakland, California, United States
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65 reviews 65 reviews
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Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
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“Jaw dropping”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

The theater is a wonder of art deco design and splendor. Check out the website for the tours on alternating Saturday mornings. It is the best $5 you can spend

Visited December 2012
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Pinole
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“KBLX concert”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

The singers did not have a live band. It was a disappointment.
We paid for a performance live band, back-up singers. This is what I go to a concert to hear. If I wanted to hear a sound track I would have palyed my CD's at home or in the car in surround sound.
Artists & KBLX you get a thumbs down and a get it right ticket. I will not be attending an event in the futire if this happens again.

Visited December 2012
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Richmond, CA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
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“Nice Venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

The Paramount, in general, has great musical groups. They offer 2/3 sections to purchase drinks, so that everyone isn't all bunched up waiting. Parking can be a bear, so arrive early.

Visited July 2012
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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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