Franklin Theatre (First)

1428 Franklin Street,
Oakland, CA 94612

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 5, 2011 at 3:47 am

There is a brief article with a photo of the Franklin Theatre in The Moving Picture World, issue of March 4th, 1916.

Bruce Calvert
Bruce Calvert on November 29, 2010 at 10:15 am

Here is an advertising card from the Franklin Theatre for the 1917 film EVEN AS YOU AND I:
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kencmcintyre on May 14, 2009 at 11:18 pm

Here is a 1916 ad from the Oakland Tribune:

GaryParks on March 24, 2007 at 7:03 pm

The exterior was Egyptian in style. The interior perhaps can best be described as Beaux Arts. To my knowledge, this was the first Bay Area theatre to exhibit motifs from ancient Egypt in its architecture. Others eventually followed, including Oakland’s Parkway (operating), Dimond (gutted, now a market), Allendale (converted to apartments), and Theatre #3 added to the Grand Lake (operating).