Twelfth Street Theater

574 12th Street,
Oakland, CA 94612

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This theater, opened September 30, 1907, was the first of two Oakland theaters named Orpheum (the other was the Fox Orpheum [q.v.]).

It was renamed Twelfth Street Theater in 1927, the Follies in 1938, and Twelfth Street once again on July 15 that same year.

It was closed long ago and eventually demolished; the site is now part of the Ronald Dellums Federal Building.

Contributed by Garrett Murphy

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gsmurph
gsmurph on April 1, 2005 at 9:25 am

Correction to the above—-the block where the Orpheum/12th Street Theater stood is now part of the Ronald Dellums Federal Building.

gsmurph
gsmurph on May 31, 2005 at 12:48 pm

The Orpheum/Twelfth Street Theater was demolished about 1958 for a parking lot; as noted above, a wing of the Dellums Federal Building stands there today.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on August 27, 2007 at 1:09 pm

In this ad from December, 1932, the theatre is listed as the RKO 12th Street: www.i8.photobucket.com/albums/a18/Warrengwhiz/rkousa.jpg

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 14, 2009 at 11:11 pm

Here is an October 1917 ad from the Oakland Tribune:
http://tinyurl.com/q7p8ht

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