Theatres of Oakland (Images of America) by Jack Tillmany, Jennifer Dowling

By Jack Tillmany, Jennifer Dowling

Oakland has a wealthy theatre heritage, from the amusements of a gas-lit downtown gentle opera and vaudeville degree within the 1870s to the ornate cinematic break out portals of the nice melancholy. Dozens of local theatres, as soon as the location of kin outings and primary dates, stay loved thoughts within the lives of Oaklanders. town can nonetheless boast 3 brilliant motion picture palaces from the golden age of cinema: the incomparable paintings deco Paramount, which now deals reside performances and movies; the stately Grand Lake gracing the sinuous shorelines of Lake Merritt; and the magnificently eccentric Fox Oakland, with its enforcing Hindu gods flanking the level. The Paramount and Grand Lake nonetheless stir the heartstrings of consumers with showings preceded by way of interludes on their potent Wurlitzer organs.

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538 there was gathered for the minstrel 3s. 8d. (f. 86a). But no minstrel or minstrels got so much for single performance as did the players in 152'5. The basic items listed above (excluding various other costs for cressett light, wine and torches that may or may not be for the Candelmas celebration) amount to 48s. 5d. Except for the year when they take over control of their pageant, it is almost twenty years before the Cappers spend so much, even on the pageant. At no other time do they spend so much on entertainment for themselves.

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