In 1996, the City of Oakland’s Community and Economic Development Agency purchased and began restoring the Oakland Fox Theater thanks to the more than $9.5 Million in funding secured by Townsend Public Affairs. The Oakland Fox Theater is a historic movie palace that was in operation from 1928 to 1962. Since its restoration, it now serves as a popular performing arts center for the City of Oakland. The multi-phase restoration process included a new roof, which was installed in 2000, and renovation of the spectacular historic marquee/neon sign in 2001. The renovation has not stopped there and the City continues to improve the historical landmark. As for the theater’s architecture both inside and outside, it is uniquely composed of a mixture of Indian, Morrish, Medieval, and Baghdadian. Click here to visit the Oakland Fox Theater website.