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“Amazing architecture”
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.
Oakland, California
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Amazing architecture”
Reviewed 26 November 2013

This beautifully-restored Art Deco theatre is a gem. It was almost torn down in the early 70's. Thank God for preservationists. It's fun to see old movies here on Fridays nights, or take a tour. Well worth seeing.

Visited August 2013
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Piedmont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Art Deco at its best”
Reviewed 26 November 2013

It is a must to see the inside of the building. The best time is for the old movies shown once a month. For $5 you a fantastic organ concert of great show tunes then a newsreel, cartooon, trailer for coming film, a chance at 3-4 door prized and finally the full length movie. The building has been retored to the splender of the art deco era. It is breath taking! Once a month they do have tours of the building. Hopefull when you are in town you can visit the inside one way or another but go.......

Visited November 2013
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Busan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Movies and other events in a beautiful theater.”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

I've been here several times. This art deco theater is beautiful! My favorite thing to do here is to come to a classic movie on a Friday night. Its a great deal - $5 for a wonderful movie, with a Mighty Wurlitzer organ performance, and prizes given out before the show. You can't beat it!

Visited June 2013
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Oakland, California
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Art Deco Over-The-Top Elegance”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Try to make it to one of the old movie nights; only $5 for movie, raffle, news reel and cartoon. Great crowd. Perhaps opt for the nearby garage. It's a little dicey at night here. Make sure you check out the luxe Art Deco bathrooms.

Visited March 2013
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Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Paramount is Paramount”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

This is a beautiful theatre! The art deco details are wonderful. I love to see the old movies and clap along to the Woorlitzer organist who emerges out of and resubmerges into the stage floor. It's a kick! The venue is a nice manageable size to see performances, as well.

Visited February 2013
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