Sunday, September 19, 2010

Interior, Paramount Theatre, Oakland

Paramount Theatre, OaklandOver the past few days I have posted photos of the exterior, toilets and auditorium of the Paramount Theatre, Oakland.

Miller & Pfleuger, the architectural firm responsible for the design of the theatre, appointed Theodore Bernardi to oversee the artistic elements of the theatre. These photos show aspects of that program from various parts of the interior of this 1931 Art Deco gem.

Above the doors leading to the auditorium the decoration includes two parrots perching in stylised foliage. Those doors lead off this lavishly furnished passageway.

Paramount Theatre, Oakland

And who wouldn't want to park themselves on a lovely piece of furniture like this waiting for the main feature to start.

Paramount Theatre, Oakland

The balustrades on the stairs leading to the circle show exquisite Art Deco detailing.

Paramount Theatre, Oakland

And in the lower reaches of the theatre building there was a woman's smoking room decorated with this mural by Charles Stafford Duncan.

Paramount Theatre, Oakland

Paramount Theatre website
Art Deco San Francisco: The Architecture of Timothy Pflueger, Therese Poletti

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