Paramount Oakland, Theater

The Paramount sign rose high over Broadway
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The Paramount sign rose high over Broadway


Paramount Theater of Oakland   •  Broadway at 21st Street, Oakland, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 23 June 2009)   •  (Photo taken 18:51:30 Thursday 18 June 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #185130_5172BCX
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Inside were many art deco details
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Inside were many art deco details


Paramount Theater of Oakland   •  Broadway at 21st Street, Oakland, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 23 June 2009)   •  (Photo taken 18:52:18 Thursday 18 June 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #185218_5174BCX
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The lobby included stairways to the second level
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The lobby included stairways to the second level


Paramount Theater of Oakland   •  Broadway at 21st Street, Oakland, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 23 June 2009)   •  (Photo taken 18:52:26 Thursday 18 June 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #185226_5175BCX
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An old phone awaited a call from the past
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An old phone awaited a call from the past


Paramount Theater of Oakland   •  Broadway at 21st Street, Oakland, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 23 June 2009)   •  (Photo taken 18:52:52 Thursday 18 June 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #185252_5177BCX
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The first floor's foyer was large and well appointed
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The first floor's foyer was large and well appointed


Paramount Theater of Oakland   •  Broadway at 21st Street, Oakland, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 23 June 2009)   •  (Photo taken 18:53:10 Thursday 18 June 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #185310_5178BCX
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The orchestra-level seating had a modest rake
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The orchestra-level seating had a modest rake


Paramount Theater of Oakland   •  Broadway at 21st Street, Oakland, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 23 June 2009)   •  (Photo taken 18:53:44 Thursday 18 June 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #185344_5181BCX
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The side walls were carved plaster painted like wood
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The side walls were carved plaster painted like wood


Paramount Theater of Oakland   •  Broadway at 21st Street, Oakland, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 23 June 2009)   •  (Photo taken 18:54:08 Thursday 18 June 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #185408_5182BCX
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Recessed lighting illuminated the first floor
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Recessed lighting illuminated the first floor


Paramount Theater of Oakland   •  Broadway at 21st Street, Oakland, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 23 June 2009)   •  (Photo taken 18:54:56 Thursday 18 June 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #185456_5185BCX
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The stage curtain featured an art deco design
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The stage curtain featured an art deco design


Paramount Theater of Oakland   •  Broadway at 21st Street, Oakland, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 23 June 2009)   •  (Photo taken 18:55:04 Thursday 18 June 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #185504_5186BCX
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High overhead were panels of golden light
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High overhead were panels of golden light


Paramount Theater of Oakland   •  Broadway at 21st Street, Oakland, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 23 June 2009)   •  (Photo taken 18:55:52 Thursday 18 June 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #185552_5188BCX
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Each panel featured the form of a woman
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Each panel featured the form of a woman


Paramount Theater of Oakland   •  Broadway at 21st Street, Oakland, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 23 June 2009)   •  (Photo taken 18:56:22 Thursday 18 June 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #185622_5189BCX
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The theater featured a live organ performance
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The theater featured a live organ performance


Paramount Theater of Oakland   •  Broadway at 21st Street, Oakland, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 23 June 2009)   •  (Photo taken 18:57:30 Thursday 18 June 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #185730_5194BCX
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A detailed view of the ceiling corner above the stage
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A detailed view of the ceiling corner above the stage


Paramount Theater of Oakland   •  Broadway at 21st Street, Oakland, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 23 June 2009)   •  (Photo taken 19:00:04 Thursday 18 June 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #190004_5199BCX
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Outside the men's lavatory was seating and a nude
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Outside the men's lavatory was seating and a nude


Paramount Theater of Oakland   •  Broadway at 21st Street, Oakland, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 23 June 2009)   •  (Photo taken 19:03:10 Thursday 18 June 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #190310_5201BCX
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Downstairs were comfortable places to wait
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Downstairs were comfortable places to wait


Paramount Theater of Oakland   •  Broadway at 21st Street, Oakland, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 23 June 2009)   •  (Photo taken 19:03:22 Thursday 18 June 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #190322_5203BCX
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The men's lavatory was startlingly ordinary
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The men's lavatory was startlingly ordinary


Paramount Theater of Oakland   •  Broadway at 21st Street, Oakland, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 23 June 2009)   •  (Photo taken 19:03:48 Thursday 18 June 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #190348_5205BCX
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Downstairs was a large mirror and small bar
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Downstairs was a large mirror and small bar


Paramount Theater of Oakland   •  Broadway at 21st Street, Oakland, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 23 June 2009)   •  (Photo taken 19:05:20 Thursday 18 June 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #190520_5206BCX
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Hammered metal art graced the stairways
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Hammered metal art graced the stairways


Paramount Theater of Oakland   •  Broadway at 21st Street, Oakland, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 23 June 2009)   •  (Photo taken 19:06:02 Thursday 18 June 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #190602_5209BCX
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An Art Deco motif carried through to the mezzanine
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An Art Deco motif carried through to the mezzanine


Paramount Theater of Oakland   •  Broadway at 21st Street, Oakland, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 23 June 2009)   •  (Photo taken 19:09:38 Thursday 18 June 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #190938_5212BCX
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A round opening revealed the lobby far below
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A round opening revealed the lobby far below


Paramount Theater of Oakland   •  Broadway at 21st Street, Oakland, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 23 June 2009)   •  (Photo taken 19:11:42 Thursday 18 June 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #191142_5217BCX
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Above the entry was a waterfall of light
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Above the entry was a waterfall of light


Paramount Theater of Oakland   •  Broadway at 21st Street, Oakland, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 23 June 2009)   •  (Photo taken 19:11:56 Thursday 18 June 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #191156_5219BCX
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Normally photographs would have been discouraged
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Normally photographs would have been discouraged


Paramount Theater of Oakland   •  Broadway at 21st Street, Oakland, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 23 June 2009)   •  (Photo taken 19:12:12 Thursday 18 June 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #191212_5220BCX
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A man waited in the lobby
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A man waited in the lobby


Paramount Theater of Oakland   •  Broadway at 21st Street, Oakland, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 23 June 2009)   •  (Photo taken 19:14:00 Thursday 18 June 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #191400_5223BCX
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Spiral stairs lead up to the top floor's balcony
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Spiral stairs lead up to the top floor's balcony


Paramount Theater of Oakland   •  Broadway at 21st Street, Oakland, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 23 June 2009)   •  (Photo taken 19:14:18 Thursday 18 June 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #191418_5225BCX
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The stage as viewed from the last row in the balcony
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The stage as viewed from the last row in the balcony


Paramount Theater of Oakland   •  Broadway at 21st Street, Oakland, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 23 June 2009)   •  (Photo taken 19:14:15 Thursday 18 June 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #191415_5226BCX
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A classic chair rested in a corner by a mirror
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A classic chair rested in a corner by a mirror


Paramount Theater of Oakland   •  Broadway at 21st Street, Oakland, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 23 June 2009)   •  (Photo taken 19:18:12 Thursday 18 June 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #191812_5232BCX
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The balcony foyer with a view towards the women's lavatory
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The balcony foyer with a view towards the women's lavatory


Paramount Theater of Oakland   •  Broadway at 21st Street, Oakland, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 23 June 2009)   •  (Photo taken 19:18:26 Thursday 18 June 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #191828_5233BCX
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The makeup area in the women's balcony lavatory
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The makeup area in the women's balcony lavatory


Paramount Theater of Oakland   •  Broadway at 21st Street, Oakland, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 23 June 2009)   •  (Photo taken 19:19:38 Thursday 18 June 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #191938_5236BCX
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Folks entered and exited
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Folks entered and exited


Paramount Theater of Oakland   •  Broadway at 21st Street, Oakland, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 23 June 2009)   •  (Photo taken 19:20:28 Thursday 18 June 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #192028_5238BCX
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