Paramount Theatre

2025 Broadway, Oakland, CA
+1 510.465.6400
Paramount Theatre Website
Music, Concert Hall, Event Planning, Event Space, Movies, Movie Theater
Tue - Fri (box office: 12noon - 5:30pm)
Sat (box office: 12noon - 5pm)
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Oakland's Paramount Theatre is one of the finest remaining examples of Art Deco design in the United States. Designed by renowned San Francisco architect Timothy L. Pflueger and completed in late 1931, it was one of the first Depression-era buildings to incorporate and integrate the work of numerous creative artists into its architecture and is particularly noteworthy for its successful orchestration of the various artistic disciplines into an original and harmonious whole.

Restored to its original splendor, meticulously maintained, and fully upgraded to modern technical standards, the Paramount now serves all the arts. The Paramount Theatre is the home of the Oakland East Bay Symphony and, as one of the San Francisco Bay Area's premiere performing arts facilities, hosts a year-round schedule of popular music concerts, variety shows, theatre, and - of course - movies.



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image credit:   Photo by Jack Boucher, Color photograph of the Paramount Theatre, exterior view of facade from northeast, in Oakland, California.   (1975): HABS—Historic American Buildings Survey in Oakland, California.