"When thou saidst, seek my face; my heart said unto thee, thy face, LORD, will I seek." -Psalm 27:8

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Grand Lake Theater, Oakland, CA

In 1980 Allen Michaan, owner of Renaissance Rialto, Inc., purchased the ground lease for the Grand Lake Theater, opening the theater as a single screen Movie Palace.  This began the process of restoration and upgrades that continues to this day!  Robin and I had the pleasure of being able to photograph this beautiful theater which opened  originally in 1926.  Despite the theater reportedly not being profitable, Allen continues to keep it opened, maintaining its Art Decco beauty.  This Historic Icon was built during the time when  artisans took the time and effort to make a building as incredible as possible.  It is an Oakland Treasure.  Thank you Allen Michaan!


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