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Oakland, California

The booth equipment appears to be the same as when the theatre ended its days as a movie theatre in 1970. Movies are still shown at the Paramount as special events, and the films are presented in change-over fashion.

July 2008 photos from the Paul Michels collection.

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Exterior of the Oakland Paramount.

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Interior of the auditorium - capacity 2,998.

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Closer view of the stage.

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The Paramount's Wurlitzer organ.

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One of two Eastman 16mm projectors with carbon arc lamps.

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View of the Paramount booth's three 35mm projectors wit...

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Closer view of the Simplex XL projector with magnetic pentho...

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The operator's control panel.

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In this view you can see the synchronization motor behind th...

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Close-up view of the Strong carbon arc lamp. Operators say ...

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Simplex sound amp - circa 1950s. There is no digital sound ...

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A rear view of the 35mm projectors and lamps.

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Paul Michels, who snapped these pictures, and Paramount Gen...
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