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Paramount Theatre

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Address: 2025 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612-2303
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+1 510-893-2300
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

A throwback to the 1930s with its art deco architecture.

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Excellent place to watch a show

Repair man is a completely refurbished art deco theater that looks just like you did in 1931. Do you acoustics are excellent, not a bad seat in the house. I highly recommend... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Oakland, California, USA
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Oakland, California, USA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Repair man is a completely refurbished art deco theater that looks just like you did in 1931. Do you acoustics are excellent, not a bad seat in the house. I highly recommend seeing any type of show at the Paramount

Thank clinton94611
Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While visiting a relative who recently moved to Oakland and looking for something to do, we discovered that the Paramount Theater gives tours the first Saturday of each month. A short walk from Jack London Square, the two hour tour started at 10 am and was only $5. All I can say is WOW!! Built in the early 1930's, this... More 

Thank chaslin19
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4 reviews
Reviewed April 8, 2017

Well that's what I think it should be called and not the "Paramount Theater" This must have been the most beautiful arquitecture I've seen inside of a theater or I maybe I need to go out more often but it sure surpassed our expectations. Hope you can make it to a show sometime.

Thank Mrozek S
Berkeley, CA
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

If you ever have a chance to see any event at the Paramount do it. A beautiful building. Great acoustics to boo.

Thank Calboy1976
Oakland, California
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1,330 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2017

One of the most beautiful art deco move palaces in the world. Lights, glass, carpets, seat fabric, statues, all works of art and lovingly preserved. Come see a show. There is a movie series worth investigation. Theater tours are available.

Thank Thomas V
Lafayette, California
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2017

I have attended several performances at the Paramount and just now getting around to a review. It is truly a great venue. I have seen musical performances, listened to notable speakers and most recently saw Jerry Seinfeld perform. The acoustics are terrific, the seats are comfortable and have lots of leg room, and the pitch of the lower seating insures... More 

Thank Terry M
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Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Great sight lines to the stage-state of the art sound system-amazing volunteer staff!!! Inexpensive parking close to the venue and i saw an amazing band with Norah Jones!!!!

Thank dantanna88
Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2016

Oakland's Art Deco jewelbox with a wonderfully opulent lobby that welcomes you to what are generally more staid attractions than you might find down the way at the Fox Oakland. This place has sparkle.

Thank Eric K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Really nice historic theater. Good for shows or classic movie night. Adult beverages can be purchased during movies!

Thank brayden s
central coast
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2016

What's not to love? Great shows, home of the Oakland Symphony, and in a magnificent art deco building. The upstairs lounge and bar are not to be missed. I'm especially partial to the Movie Classics here. Best enjoyed when dressed in period attire and sipping an appropriate cocktail. Be sure to keep your ticket stub-you may have a chance at... More 

Thank chuttipen

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