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Friday, February 20, 2015

The Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA

On the same day that we went to the Castro Theatre we also visited the Fox Theatre. The Fox theatre was opened in 1928.  It originally was intended to be named "The Bagdad" because of its Middle Eastern influenced architecture. The theater instead displayed the name "The Oakland" on the marquee, with the word "Oakland" forming the main portion of the vertical blade sign above the marquee. 

We were met by Mike at the Fox Theatre.  He too was so friendly and cordial, showing us where we could go and  telling us a little bit about the history of the Fox. In 1965 the Fox closed.  In 2009, after $75 million worth of restoration had occurred, the theatre was reopened.  Mike told us that there were mushrooms growing out of the "guardians", the two statues on either side of the stage, when they began the renovation.  It is now a venue for concerts, houses the Oakland School of Fine Arts, and has a restaurant as well.  It is beautiful and amazing.  Please enjoy.





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