Piedmont Theatre

4186 Piedmont Avenue,
Oakland, CA 94611

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General view of Auditorium

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The New Piedmont Theatre opened in September 1917. It was remodeled in 1934 to the plans of architect Alexander Aimwell Cantin. It was triplexed in the 1980’s. Since 1994, it has been operated by Landmark Theatres.

Contributed by William Gabel

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gsmurph on May 30, 2004 at 4:20 pm

The New Piedmont (its original name) opened on September 15, 1917; the opening feature was “Two Little Imps.” Status should be changed to “Open,” as the theater still operates today, even after various alterations.

Oakboy on November 19, 2004 at 9:45 am

Chuck, the streets of Piedmont are not in the city of Piedmont. That area is actually Oakland. Being an Oaklander, I just wanted to set you straight. Just like Rockridge, Montclare village and the Claremont hotel are actually in the city of Oakland.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 25, 2006 at 12:17 pm

This is a recent photo of the Piedmont Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 18, 2008 at 3:10 pm

Try to contain your excitement. Up close and personal with the Piedmont marquee.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 19, 2008 at 3:34 pm

Here is a 2008 view of the Piedmont at night.

kencmcintyre on April 5, 2009 at 4:03 am

There is a 1984 photo on this site:

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 25, 2013 at 10:44 pm

The June, 1934, issue of The Architect & Engineer had this item about the remodeling of the Piedmont Theatre:

“Extensive alterations and additions are to be made to the Piedmont Theater, Oakland, from plans by A. A. Cantin, 557 Market Street, San Francisco. About $10,000 will be expended on the improvements, which will be in charge of A. J. Hopper.”

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