Our hotel is just half a mile from the beautiful Paramount Theatre in Oakland. This art deco theatre was the largest on the West Coast when it was built in 1931, and continues to be a center for art and culture to this day. The theatre is stunning both inside and out, with elaborate art deco gold ornamentation and wood details, the building alone is worth a visit!
Originally built as a movie palace in the 1920s, the theatre was designed in an elaborate art deco style, with rare and expensive building materials used throughout as decoration. The theatre first closed after only one year, and then ran continuously until 1970, as smaller and less lavish theatres began to open up throughout the city and suburbs.
In the 70s, the theatre became home to the Oakland Symphony Orchestra following a careful restoration and renovation project. The theatre was eventually sold to the city of Oakland for $1 and is now run as a non-profit organization.
Spot all the attention to detail throughout the theatre: with unique murals painted on the walls, to tiny details and flourishes around every corner and on every light, window, and ceiling.
The Paramount Theatre is under a mile from our hotel, a 12-minute walk or 5-minute drive. There is no parking on-site, however, there are several parking garages around the theatre.
Check out their current calendar of events, which include movies, comedy, concerts, the symphony and ballet performances! Public tours are given on the first and third Sunday of every month.