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“Oakland's Paramount Theatre”
Review of Paramount Theatre

Paramount Theatre
Ranked #1 of 6 Fun & Games in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A throwback to the 1930s with its art deco architecture.
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“Oakland's Paramount Theatre”
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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San Ramon, California
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“A fun experience.”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

I've gone to quite a few of the movie nights at the Paramount Theatre. Great classics are played with the old world charm of days gone by.

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Oakland, California
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“Concert”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

The Paramount Theater is a great place to enjoy a musical concert, stage play or a movie. It is an architecturally beautiful building inside and out.

Visited September 2012
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Oakland, CA
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“Stunning art deco theatre makes a concert experience a bit more special”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

I've seen so many concerts here over the years (Devo, Bobby Brown, Elvis Costello, Allan Toussaint, Denise Lasalle, and so many more I can't recall just now) and I always appreciate the beauty of the theatre. Elegant, impeccably restored, the lighting itself feels special. They could do better with the bar service though. There is always a huge line at intermission or before for drinks. And nowhere to sit with your drink, either. The classic movie nights are fun, too. With an organ player and prizes, shorts, newsreels before the feature.

Visited September 2012
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Oakland, California
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“Soweto Gospel choir”
Reviewed September 9, 2012

I vilunteered to usher at the Soweto gospel choir through California Institute of Integral Studies, the graduat school where i attend. The staff was marvelous, helpful, and kind. the decor of such a historic site was astounding. I can't say enough about the decor and archetechture. it really felt like an opulent evening out even though I was working pat of the time.

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