Fox State Theatre

1320 Broadway,
Oakland, CA 94612

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The MacDonough Theatre opened in November 14, 1892 as a playhouse; the architects were Mooser & Cuthberson. For many years it was considered THE theater to go to in Oakland.

The theatre went through several name changes over the years, among them the Loew’s State Theatre, Vitaphone Theatre, and became the Fox State Theatre in 1933; by this time it was primarily showing movies.

The Fox State Theatre closed in 1945 and was demolished in 1956 for an office and bank building.

Contributed by Garrett Murphy

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William
William on December 3, 2003 at 7:49 am

The Fox State Theatre seated 1572 people.

gsmurph
gsmurph on May 30, 2004 at 8:11 am

The Fox State’s address was 1320 Broadway.

tomdelay
tomdelay on August 25, 2005 at 8:25 pm

The 2 manual 7 rank Wurlitzer organ was removed to the new Fox Theatre in Tucson circa 1931.

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