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mlind commented about Downtown Theatre on Mar 26, 2008 at 12:45 pm

From a male friend who worked at The Oakland Tribune in the 1980’s and early 1990’s. The newspaper morgue (library) was located in the old theater. I asked him what he remembered:

“Actually they had a false ceiling but I do have some memories of the storage area where the photo dept was. That was up in the rafters sort of and it was a cubbyhole type area. Until they moved out the false ceiling I don’t think you could have seen it. The remodel was cheesy and they did a good job of making it ugly. I understand the women’s bathroom was great but of course I was never let in.”

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mlind commented about Jayhawk Theater on Sep 17, 2007 at 2:39 pm

The url below about the Granada & the Boller Bros. lists the Art Theater at 1808 Central Avenue. View link

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mlind commented about Granada Theatre on Sep 17, 2007 at 2:27 pm

Updated url for historic information View link

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mlind commented about Avenue Theatre on Sep 10, 2007 at 2:54 pm

A postcard from the 1950’s with Avenue sign on the right (in the distance). View link

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mlind commented about Electric Theatre on Jul 14, 2007 at 5:24 pm

Interior photo View link

An architectural website about the building that currently occupies the site says: “The 3,000 seat Electric Theater, built with a full orchestra pit in 1902 for vaudeville (before silent films) saw its final curtain call followed by a wrecking ball in 1969.” Was the Boller Bros. theater a remodel?

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mlind commented about Plaza Theater on Jul 5, 2007 at 10:54 am

There is a boring multi-plex on the Plaza now.

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mlind commented about Plaza Theater on Jul 4, 2007 at 5:31 pm

Restoration Hardware occupies the site. If you’re not familiar with it, they sell home decorating items, not screwdrivers or saws.

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mlind commented about Rivoli Theatre on Mar 28, 2007 at 1:01 pm

The Long’s Drugstore that currently occupies the building is scheduled to be closed.

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mlind commented about California Theatre on Mar 26, 2007 at 8:48 am

California Theater under construction in 1920.
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mlind commented about South Berkeley Photo Theatre on Aug 30, 2006 at 1:48 pm

It was built in 1909 as Luke’s Nickelodeon. It supposedly contains the original fully functional stage. The city of Berkeley wants to tear it down to provide parking for the police parking enforcement office next door.

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mlind commented about Granada Theatre on Jul 17, 2006 at 11:47 am

An article on the re-opening is located here: View link

There were also two articles in the Kansas City Star but you have to pay to read them.

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mlind commented about Granada Theatre on Apr 20, 2006 at 5:44 pm

Article about the purchase View link
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Any chance of a website with pictures of the restoration? I spend many happy days (Saturday kids matinees) and evenings there in the 50’s.

Also, history of the theater is located at this url.http://www3.wycokck.org/static/planning.zoning/HISTORY2004/GRANADATHEATRE.pdf

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mlind commented about Granada Theatre on Apr 20, 2006 at 5:39 pm

Article about the purchase View link
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Any chance of a website with pictures of the restoration? I spend many happy days (Saturday kids matinees) and evenings there in the 50’s.

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mlind commented about Act 1 & 2 Cinema on Mar 30, 2006 at 1:08 pm

Another article on the closing View link

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mlind commented about Waldo Theater on Sep 12, 2005 at 10:40 am

If you compare the picture of the bakery with the ones located at the other links, it’s obviously the same building or at least the facade.

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mlind commented about Willis Wood Theater on Jul 19, 2005 at 12:18 pm

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mlind commented about Waldo Theater on Jul 19, 2005 at 12:13 pm

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mlind commented about Uptown Theater on Jul 19, 2005 at 12:10 pm

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mlind commented about Plaza Theater on Jul 19, 2005 at 11:58 am

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mlind commented about Orpheum Theater on Jul 19, 2005 at 11:52 am

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mlind commented about Orpheum Theatre on Jul 19, 2005 at 11:50 am

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mlind commented about Isis Theater on Jul 19, 2005 at 11:44 am

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mlind commented about Paramount Theatre on Jul 19, 2005 at 11:43 am

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mlind commented about Isis Theater on Jul 19, 2005 at 11:36 am

Yet another: View link

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mlind commented about Midland Theatre on Jul 19, 2005 at 11:31 am

They just keep on coming:
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Photos of construction on this site – too many to list