exterior of the Paramount Theatre in Oakland. The theatre was designed by Timothy Pflueger and celebrated its opening with a gala premiere on 16 December 1931.
The auditorium was designed to seat 3,600 people and my photo of the back rows of the stalls (above) gives a taste of the lavish decoration of the lighting and on the ceiling and walls. The view from the circle, however, is breathtaking.
Paramount Theatre website
Art Deco San Francisco: The Architecture of Timothy Pflueger, Therese Poletti