Wednesday, November 3, 2010

ABC Wednesday: P is for Paramount Theater

The Paramount Theater, with this gigantic mosaic, is another Art Deco building restored and preserved in Uptown Oakland.  It is next door to the deco I. Magnin and a few blocks from the Fox Theater.  This movie theater was completed in 1931 and now is home to the East Bay Symphony; it is also hosts popular music acts, the annual Christmas presentation of the Nutcracker, and occasionally shows vintage movies.  The next one is From Here to Eternity.  For other "P" photos, visit the ever interesting ABC Wednesday.

15 comments:

  1. What a lovely theater. Quite unique, and one of a kind. Thanks for sharing the interesting picture on P day.

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  2. Beautiful. Lovely work of art.

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  3. This is splendid and you are excellent at architectural photos. I remember your I Magnin post. Nice to have the group of such fine buildings preserved and close together.

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  4. Perfect choice for the letter P. Lovely work of Art Deco art.

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  5. A phenomenal building and perfect P post!

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  6. Wow, such beautiful artwork! Great shot!

    Erika B

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  7. Magnificent facade and so beautiful artwork, full of pretty details! :)
    Hugs
    Léia

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  8. Bravo to the movers and shakers who have preserved these buildings and made them available. This is so cool!

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  9. movies optimally should be shown in actual movie theatres. DVD just is not the same.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  10. Your post brought back some fond memories of concerts I attended in that beautiful theater, and, looking back at your "o" post, I remember driving by Oakland Tech so many times. Thanks!

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  11. Fantastic mosaic, it must make a theatre visit special.

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  12. WOW! What a gorgeous Deco work! I'm very glad you posted this.

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  13. Fascinating building - so glad to see it here!

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  14. Artwork of that building somehow matches to the color of autumn leaves!!!
    Am wondering if there is a story to explain the sequence of this beautiful artwork...
    Great shot!

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  15. Love this and love the IMagnin building!!! The Art Deco period was awesome!!!

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