Fabulous Fox Oakland to reopen February 5, 2009
OAKLAND, CA — After its closing as a movie venue in 1972 the Fox Oakland faced the same threat as many comparable movie palaces. It was scheduled to be demolished in favor of a parking lot in the 1980s. In the 1990s it was scheduled to be sliced up into several smaller theatres. Dedicated preservationists who realized the importance of the theatre rallied to save it at every step and finally, after 20+ years, it has finally been brought back to its original spectacular condition and is scheduled to officially reopen February 5, 2009.
Bill Graham productions has leased the theatre for the next year and will present live venues only. There are no present plans for any film venues at the theatre.
To see over 100 photographs of the theatre before, during and after its renovation go to the following site: http://www.nbphoto.com/#mi=2&pt=1π=10000&s=14&p=0&a=0&at=0 Once there click new then click Fox Theatre. You won’t be disappointed. The restored theatre is amazing.
(Thanks to pbo31 for providing the photo.)