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Oakland’s Paramount Theater January 10, 2010

Posted by stuffilikenet in Awesome, Photography.

Though I live in the most beautiful city in the world, the neighboring city of Oakland has lovely architecture, beautiful parks (including a delightful cemetery) and a most pleasant climate.  There’s nothing wrong with Oakland that isn’t caused by the inhabitants.

One of the most attractive features of Oakland is the civic architecture, mostly built during the 1910-1940 period.   One building, though, was not a product of the civic infrastructure, but of private enterprise:  the Paramount Theater.  It’s drop-dead gorgeous:


Beautiful, right? Right.  That’s the bathroom.


This is the mezzanine bar.


This is just a stairwell. 


The hallway of the mezzanine.


Just the lobby.  Looks like a cathedral, except nice. Click on the lobby to go to a lovely panorama view.

What does your local movie house look like?

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