Tuesday, February 12th, 2008 at 1:26 pm in Oakland nightlife.
Here’s another e-mail from a reader to share a tip:
Dear Ms. Woodall;
As a long time Oakland resident, I enjoyed your recent piece about the FOX Oakland theatre restoration, along with other interesting Oakland theater information. Via my interests in Oakland’s history and preservation, I attended the FOX auction in 1978; my kitchen clock (large neon advertisement for ’4 Wheel Brake Oakland’) came from my winning bid at the
late T & D Theatre’s auction circa 1976.
(The T&D was a super swank place that opened in 1916 on 429 11th St. with a Pompeian Room and ladies’ tea parlor where tipping the help was forbidden, according to Theatres of Oakland. Originally the initials stood for the owners, Turner and Dahnken. Later T&D was short for “Tough and Dirty,” a nickname that should tell you something about the theaters fate.)
I’m currently engaged in a personal project documenting and researching
small town movie theaters throughout the US. I’m combining my professional
past in the local film industry with a passion for photography: http://www.rushcreekgallery.com/lfop/index.html