Oaks Theater

27 09 2007


Oaks Theater, Berkeley, CA.
Originally uploaded by Paula Wirth

One of the fabulous things about the SF Bay Area, is the number of old theatres. We can only hope they are spared from fires and condo developers. Here is the Oaks Theatre, which was opened in 1925, and restored in 1994.

I love old movies, especially from the 20s and 30s – Just watched the Forbidden Hollywood Collection, Vol. 1, with Waterloo Bridge (1931), Baby Face, and Red-Headed Woman (1933), from TCM Archives. The DVD set features both the theatrical-release version of Baby Face (with editing), and the pre-release version, which I prefer. The best part is when the old man uses Nietzsche as a dating manual. A must-see!!