Oakland, California

Construction Of The Paramount Theatre

The Paramount Theatre had a groundbreaking ceremony on December 11, 1930 and constructed until mid 1931.

A large steel beam had to be moved two to three blocks at a time. The beam was so heavy, that it could not be transported by conventional means out of concern the weight could damage the streets in downtown Oakland.

Author’s Note:

Philip Hamilton first visited this theatre during comedian Tyler Perry’s, “Madea’s Farewell Play Tour”.

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