Paramount Theater 2025 Broadway (at 21st Street), Oakland, (510) 465-6400

Designed by Castro Theater architect Timothy J. Pflueger, Oaklandís Paramount is even grander than its San Francisco counterpart. It also offers visitors a few things the Castro canít: a cocktail bar in the upper lounge, ample parking in the neighborhood, and Dec-o-Win ó the wheel-of-fortune game show that prefaces screenings in the Paramountís classic film series. After the Wurlitzer organ sinks into the floor, the stage rises again and fabulous prizes (free dinners, pet photography!) are handed out. So hang on to your ticket stub ó if the last four digits on your billet match those on the spinning wheel, youíre a Dec-o-Winner!