1930’s Entertainment

The Paramount Theatre, Oakland, CA

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Hunter Events — one of the top ten Corporate event planners in San Francisco — planned and produced an elaborate Art Deco themed Corporate Anniversary Event. This event was held at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland, California. From the moment the guests arrived, they were transported back in time to the Golden Age of glitz and glamour.


As one of the top event planning companies in San Francisco, Hunter Events puts experience and skill to the test to search and select the finest venues around the world — appropriate to the Client’s unique and specific needs.

The Paramount Theatre, built in 1931, is a splendid representation of ornate, rococo and ornamental Art Deco style. The character of the building completely embodied the theme of the Corporate Anniversary Event and no other venue could have provided such ambiance. Located just a few miles from the Client’s World Headquarters, the Paramount Theatre, stands as one of the finest remaining examples of Art Deco design in the United States and is now a National Historic Landmark.

Hunter Events’ desire to always introduce both the Client and their guests to fascinating and unique venues they may not otherwise experience, was the driving force in selecting the Paramount Theatre for this Corporate Company Event.


Despite the impact of the Great Depression, the 1930s are remembered as the era of escapism and Hunter Events wanted to replicate that feeling for the guests during the Corporate Company Event. Colleagues — dressed as debonair as Hollywood stars and starlets — enjoyed hours show-stopping performances by over 30 hired entertainers.

Hunter Events not only hired a Jazz Quartet and a Deco Dancing Troupe, but also actors who were dressed as 1930’s-era “Gangsters & Cops”, dashing “Gals & Gents” and two “Cigarette Girls” who offered old-fashioned candy, boutonnieres and handmade chocolate cigars to guests throughout the event. To capture the essence of the evening, a professional photographer took guests’ photos in a custom-created Speakeasy Lounge.

Guests also enjoyed an array of hors d’oeuvres, a delicious buffet of menu items and a selection of fine cocktails throughout the evening.

The centerpieces of the evening were the extraordinary performances on the Paramount Theatre stage. To open the show, a hired organist dramatically rose from 12’ below the stage on a hydraulic lift, playing Bach’s “Toccata and Fugue” on the Theatre’s refurbished pipe organ. As the organist changed his melody, 10 Deco Dancers slowly rose from another sunken stage and performed a dance to Fred Astaire’s “Puttin on the Ritz” — the theme of the show.


Guests at the Corporate Anniversary Event were able to celebrate their achievements in a most unique and unforgettable way. The delectable menu items, the exquisite beverages and the non-stop entertainment impressed each and every attendee. But above all, the beauty and elegance of the remarkable Paramount Theater defined the event like none other. The Client was pleased with the venue’s hospitality, the flawless performances by over 30 entertainers and the outstanding service and event planning provided by Hunter Events.


As a top event planner in San Francisco, Hunter Events customizes and creates unique events in the Bay Area, throughout the United States and across the globe. Hunter Events has partnered and established long-lasting relationships with world-class hotels, venues and special event facilities — like the Paramount Theatre.

Let’s plan your event together! Contact Robert Hunter at Robert@HunterEvents.net.