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PARAMOUNT THEATRE
RESOURCES AND CONTACTS
Paramount Theatre resources include photographs, historical documents, sheet music, a library, online shopping for books, videos and music, and - above all - a staff of helpful professionals.

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Paramount Theatre Resources
PARAMOUNT THEATRE RESOURCES
PHOTOGRAPHS
  • Use the image browser at the top of this page to view the Paramount Theatre's photography collection.
  • View Dan Vint's collection of Paramount Theatre photographs
  • Enter the keywords PARAMOUNT THEATRE OAKLAND and select "Match all of these words" on this Library of Congress search page to access the Historic American Buildings Survey collection of Paramount Theatre photographs.
  • DOCUMENTS
  • The book The Oakland Paramount by Susannah Harris Stone with photographs by Roger Minick tells the story of the Paramount's history, restoration and operation. The book is available for purchase on-line, by mail order, and at the Paramount Theatre.
  • Enter the keywords PARAMOUNT THEATRE OAKLAND and select "Match all of these words" on this Library of Congress search page to access the Historic American Buildings Survey collection of Paramount Theatre documents. (Data is available in graphic TIF file format only - not text)
  • Text excerpts from Historic American Buildings Survey data are used in the History of the Paramount (long version) and in descriptions accompanying the Paramount Theatre's photography collection.
  • THE PARAMOUNT THEATRE MUSIC LIBRARY
  • The Paramount Theatre Music Library is one of the largest collections of sheet music in the country with over 250,000 catalogue entries dating from the 1870s to the 1950s. The Paramount Theatre Music Library consists of three categories of printed music: Symphonic, Chorus, and Popular music. The Symphonic and Chorus libraries were obtained by the City of Oakland, California from the original Oakland Symphony in 1985 and are material typical of the repertoire of such symphony orchestras.

    The Popular Music Library, the largest and most well-known of the three, was originally collected by various radio stations, by band and orchestra leaders, and by other professional musicians and dedicated amateurs. The Popular Music Library comprises many genres of printed sheet music, including silent film, movie soundtrack, opera and operetta-derived, salon, parlor, semi-classical, circus, ice show, vaudeville, ballet, Dixieland, Big Band, various immigrant and social classes, humor, ballads, and all the dance forms popular in their respective eras.

    More information is available from the California Sheet Music Project. An ongoing effort to catalogue the collections is directed by Paramount Theatre Librarian Jean Cunningham. Copies of sheet music already catalogued are available for a nominal fee. Donations and volunteers are always welcome.
    Visit the Paramount Theatre Music Library web site.
  • PARAMOUNT THEATRE CONTACTS
    Contact the staff by regular mail at:
    Paramount Theatre of the Arts
    2025 Broadway
    Oakland, CA 94612

    PARAMOUNT THEATRE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
    • Clinton O. Killian, President
    • Tom Hart, Vice President
    • Ronald R. McClain, Treasurer
    • Robert McKean, Secretary
    • David P. Johnson, Director
    • Michael Panico, Director
    • Jean Rainer, Director
    • Emeritus Member: Julia Taber, Director - Retired
    2014 Board Meetings
    Board meetings are held at 8:00 am in the Music Library of the Paramount Theatre
      2014 Board meeting schedule:
    • Regular Meeting: January 15, 2014, 8am - 10am
    • Regular Meeting: March 19, 2014, 8am - 10am
    • Regular Meeting: May 21, 2014, 8am - 10am
    • Regular Meeting: July 16, 2014, 8am - 10am
    • Annual Meeting: September 24, 2014, 8am - 11am
    • Regular Meeting: November 19, 2014, 8am - 10am

    USHERING AT THE PARAMOUNT
    Thank you for your interest in joining the team at the Paramount Theatre.
    Throughout the summer of 2014 we will be restructuring our volunteer program; consequently we are not accepting new applicants at this time. Please check back on this web page towards the end of August for more information about our new volunteer program.

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    PARAMOUNT THEATRE 24-HOUR HOTLINE: 510-465-6400
    Administration: 510-893-2300 • Fax: 510-893-5098


    BOX OFFICE HOURS:
    Tuesday through Friday: 11:00am - 5:30pm
    Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Closed Sunday, Monday, & Holidays
    unless there is a scheduled event.
    Event Box Office opens 2 hours prior to curtain time
    for that evening’s event sales ONLY.



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