Friday, July 10, 2009

Tour: Fox Theater

Take a glimpse into the past of an era where going to the theater was full of glitz and glamour. The Fox Oakland Theater is an architectural and community treasure that was at-risk for demolition numerous times since the theater's closure in 1970. The original Weeks & Day theater was state of the art for the 1920's. Architecture firms Architectural Dimensions, ELS Architecture & Urban Design, and Starkweather Bondy worked hard to preserve the original grandeur and beauty while updating it for the 21st Century. It was through successful efforts and combined hard work of a team of developers, architects, contractors, local government, federal groups, and local citizens that the Fox Theater was able to reopen its' doors in 2009.

This adaptive reuse project maintains the original intended use as a theater, while also housing much-needed space for Oakland's School for the Arts. The addition of retail and dining establishments adds vibrancy to the neighborhood community, ensuring that when the Theater is not open for shows, people continue to visit the neighborhood.


Tour: Fox Theater

Time: Noon - 1:00pm

Location: Fox Theater, 1912 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland.

Contact: 510/464-3600

Cost: Free for AIA East Bay Chapter Members; $10 for non-members

Registration Required. Click here to register.


For more information: 510/464-3600

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