Paramount Theatre

Paramount Theatre

Music Venue and Theater · Uptown
2025 Broadway (btwn 20th & 21st St), Oakland, CA 94612, United States
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  • Today
    • 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
    • 7:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 8:00 AM–11:00 AM
    • 7:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 7:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • Noon–3:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 1:00 PM–2:00 PM
    • 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977, The Paramount Theatre is one of the last remaining "Art Deco" movie palaces.


Based on 152 votes

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    Farshid K.
    "leonard cohen's concert in 2010 was awesome there."(3 Tips)
    Renee S.
    "Movie night here beats any movie night at AMC."(3 Tips)
    Lisa B.
    "A beautiful restored art deco theater with a Wurlitzer" pipe organ."(2 Tips)
    Yvonne F.
    "The best seats are the front of the balcony."(2 Tips)
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  • leonard cohen
  • concerts
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  • balcony
  • classic films
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  • movies
  • theaters
  • Art Deco
  • restrooms
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  • Agata S.


    Agata Szczepanska · August 29
  • Kelly W.

    Lovely architecture, great landmark in Oakland and good place for a concert.

    Kelly Wong · July 9
  • michael j. /URL:/ - disney/pixar's HD - Mr Michael lee Johnson 11

    michael johnson · June 5
  • Tim H.

    A beautiful old theater. Be warned that movies generally start ~40 minutes late due to the spinner game they do before hand.

    Tim Harrison · March 29
  • Melissa 💋

    Amazing architecture! A true gem of a landmark.

    Melissa 💋 · February 6
  • Wil U.

    Checking out Tyler Perry's play "Bell Hath No Fury"

    Wil Ussery · September 14, 2014
  • Ruth S.

    Amazing art deco fixture

    Ruth Stroup · April 2, 2014
  • parker j.

    New Year's Eve 2014 Party at Paramount Theatre - Oakland, CA early @ Tuesday December 31, 2013.Grab Your Tickets @

    parker jayden · December 18, 2013
  • Kayvon T.

    Art deco carried to its necessary extreme. Financed by Paramount Pictures, the Paramount Theatre was the largest West Coast movie palace at the time of its construction in 1931.

    Kayvon Tehranian · October 27, 2013
  • Lauren B.

    Dont bring your own popcorn. Alll the candy and booze you can smuggle in but no popcorn

    Lauren Barrett · April 27, 2013
  • Camille G.

    the $5 movie classics are so fun! Wurlitzer, dec-o-win raffle & newsreel before the show

    Camille G · April 27, 2013
  • Sangodogbon A.

    Great place for a show.

    Sangodogbon Akinsoga · March 24, 2013
  • K.Marya G.

    Great view no matter where you sit.

    K.Marya Groves · March 17, 2013
  • Allison C.

    The balcony ladies room is tiny. You will miss the second set of a show if you wait in what will be a monster line. Try another floor or book out early.

    Allison C · March 5, 2013
  • Denisha D.

    Every seat is a great seat.

    Denisha DeLane · December 2, 2012
  • Xande M.

    Becoming a citizen today? Walk to Flora, sit at the bar, get a burger (sticking your American flag on it optional), a shot of Maker's Mark and a bottle of Liberty Ale. Welcome to America!

    Xande Macedo · November 29, 2012
  • Farshid K.

    wonderful music concert venue with an old world charm. leonard cohen's concert in 2010 was awesome there.

    Farshid Ketabchi · June 20, 2012
  • Lorrie F.

    Great place for dinner close to the Lukas for dinner .

    Lorrie Finkel · May 19, 2012
  • España S.

    Arrive a bit early so you have time to take in the overwhelming size and beauty of the place (trust me) and check out the restrooms even if you don't have to go!

    España Sheriff · March 25, 2012

    The Paramount Theater Oakland is really accessible by transit - it's one block from the 19th St. Oakland BART Station. Read more

    SFBART · February 8, 2012
  • Ruth S.

    Valet park at Pican for a pre concert treat.

    Ruth Stroup · January 28, 2012
  • Bob L.

    They sure don't make theaters like this anymore!

    Bob Lee · January 9, 2012
  • Hector C.

    Take off your pants.

    Hector Canseco 💩 · October 29, 2011
  • Yvonne F.

    The best seats are the front of the balcony.

    Yvonne Franklin · October 21, 2011
  • Jennifer M.

    Great theater....they just need a larger restroom for the ladies.

    Jennifer Mccolloch · May 23, 2011
  • EJ R.

    A vodka cran and a small bottle of water cost 19 bucks, but the theater is beautiful and the show I saw (Chelsea Handler) was hilarious!

    EJ Rice · May 16, 2011
  • Pat T.

    Classic film Fridays - check it out

    Pat Toney · April 5, 2011
  • Sarita M.

    The only thing better than seeing a concert here (come back Jill Scott!) is movie night!B

    Sarita Moreno · February 12, 2011
  • Renee S.

    Movie night here beats any movie night at AMC.

    Renee S. · January 15, 2011
  • ingrid l.

    Leonard Cohen: best concert of my life in this beautiful and legendary place.

    ingrid lopez · December 15, 2010
  • Debra G.

    If you haven't sat in the paramount theater you have missed the best of Oakland

    Debra Goldentyer · October 30, 2010
  • Rich W.

    Bring your drinks to the your seats.

    Rich Walter · April 14, 2010
  • Lisa B.

    A beautiful restored art deco theater with a Wurlitzer" pipe organ. A must do! Read more

    Lisa Bankston · March 17, 2010

    Martin Lawrence was hilarious!

    GABBYiSACTiVE · March 14, 2010
  • Ira S.

    Take a tour of the Paramount Theatre of the Arts! This is an Art Deco Jewel - the Grand Lobby, Theater, Halls and Bathrooms are spectacular. Tours usually given 1st & 3rd Saturday Mornings Read more

    Ira Serkes · February 20, 2010
  • Jazzzyone

    Eat first.

    Jazzzyone · January 8, 2010
  • Debra G.

    OMG. Movies at the Paramount are the best. Even when they're bad, they're good.

    Debra Goldentyer · November 22, 2009
  • Greg G.

    A guy playing an organ rises from the floor. And prizes.

    Greg Gioia · October 31, 2009
  • richard l.

    the theater itself is part of the fun!

    richard levitt · September 17, 2009

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