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“Grand view” 4 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 47 attractions in Oakland
Type: Movie Theaters
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Owner description: A throwback to the 1930s with its art deco architecture.
Hayward, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Grand view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

The theater is gorgeous and convenient. This spot is one block from BART. I usually get into the area early and have dinner nearby. Depending upon the day and time of your event there can be plenty of free parking on the street. I have attended many types of events here (music, movies, speakers) and while the seating is comfortable, the acoustics is always a problem for musical performances. Otherwise, it is a small theater without a bad seat. I sat in the top row for an Alanis Morisette acoustic performance, and it wasn't bad.

Visited October 2013
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Northern CA
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“Beautiful Beaux Artes Venue in Oakland”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Both the Paramount and its sister, the Fox Theatre Oakland are turn of the Century beauties which have been refurbished and retro-fitted (it is earthquake country after all). Truly beautiful, both have been lovingly restored and updated. Paramount is larger but the Fox has a newer, better sound system and an Elevator (with an operator- no white gloves though!).
The Oakland East Bay Symphony (Maestro Michael Morgan) play monthly at the Paramount. I saw Joe Satriani last night at the Fox- both venues draw big crowds and a great variety of musical events.

Visited October 2013
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Memphis, Tennessee
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“Comedy Show”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Attended a comedy/ spoken Word show .with local talent and a headliner. * A ( 2) drink minimum was required, * No Valet parking available ... but all in all was very enjoyable

Visited April 2013
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Santa Fe, NM
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“Vintage Films in Vintage Theater”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

What's not to like? Vertigo on the big screen and amazing art deco atmosphere. You can even get a drink. No overpriced popcorn & soda.

Visited October 2013
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Oakland, California
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“Beautiful and lots of fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

As others have mentioned, the monthly $5 classic movies are a blast. You can't beat the price, and - in addition to the movie itself - you have Deco Win (spin the big wheel for prizes), a fabulous organist, cartoons and newsreels, AND cocktails! A great way to spend a Friday night.

Visited December 2012
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