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TOUR PARAMOUNT THEATER, Oakland

art walk

TOUR PARAMOUNT THEATER, Oakland

6 reviews
Paused until 31 July. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English
art walk

TOUR PARAMOUNT THEATER, Oakland

art walk

TOUR PARAMOUNT THEATER, Oakland

6 reviews
Paused until 31 July. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We will start the last remaining piece of artwork from the original collection, and the inspiration behind the grand lobby. Then we will go to the mezzanine lounges. Specialty wall finishes and custom furniture really sets this theatre apart from others. Each room has a story. I will tell you about the process of restoring the theatre to its original luster. We will explore public and private rooms. Next, we will see behind the scenes to understand better what makes a 3,000 seat theatre work smoothly. I will tell you about the carbon projectors, the music library, and how the original marquee is all in working order. Optional rooms to see are the working boiler room, the generator room, and the wind engineering room. Finally, we will end at the gift shop table where guests will have a chance for a souvenir to remember the experience, and support the theatre- they offer tee shirts, cd of the organ, the book of pictures and history or a button of the spin and win game. After, there is plenty of nice cafes and restaurants nearby. Why not top off the afternoon with a gondola ride or a walk around the Lake Marrit just afew blocks away.

Your host

Learn more about Erin

Erin

I’m the classic movie night game show host & tour guide since 2009. Join me for a 1 1/2 hour tour to learn about history, decoration, art and inspiration behind this grand movie palace, a historical landmark theatre. Explore the black lacquer lounge & peer through the Oculus to see the kingdom from the treetops. Enjoy the patented silver fin ceiling, the story behind our enormous 110-ton steel girder holding up the balcony, who thought of the lobby could be a jungle and much more. Hear organ music (recorded live) and see how the lights create atmosphere. We’ll go onstage, backstage, under the stage, visit the green room, & stars dressing rooms, the powder room and secret smoking room.

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Where you'll be

A rare glimpse into the past! We will spend 2 hours together exploring the theatre. I have enough information to keep you entertained! We will go through all the public rooms of the theatre then go backstage and under to see what goes on behind the scenes. Why not complete your afternoon with a gondola ride or walk around the lake. For food, we like DOSA, Luca’s or Farley’s. All just a block away.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 9 and up can attend. Guests should be able to climb stairs or request a modified tour that does not include stairs

What to bring

Comfortable walking shoes

More tips

Welcome to take pictures! There is no elevator, but we can modify the tour to suit mobily challenged guests.

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Erin
TOUR PARAMOUNT THEATER, Oakland
6 reviews
From €6/person
6 reviews
From €6/person