A glorious art-deco specimen, the Paramount operates as a venue for concerts and performances of all kinds, from the Oakland East Bay Symphony to Tom Waits and Elvis Costello. The popular monthly movie nights start off with a 30-minute Wurlitzer concert preceding classic films such as Casablanca. The docent-led tours here are fun and informative.
An exquisitely maintained art-deco performing arts theater in downtown Oakland.:
This 3,000-seat theater, built in 1931 and fully restored in 1973, is a beauty. One of the greatest examples of art-deco architecture in the U.S., the theater's countless mosaics...