26 June 2013

Oakland Heritage Alliance Summer Walking Tours

Oakland Heritage Alliance is offering its customary summer walking tours on Saturdays and Sundays between 6 July and 24 August 2013.

Tour-day admission: $10 members, $15 general.
If you join OHA or renew your membership on the day of the tour ($45 individual, $65 family), you attend the tour for free.

04 June 2013

Berkeley’s Two Campus Theaters

The Fox Campus Theater on Bancroft Way, December 1930 (Courtesy of Jack Tillmany)

In a university town, the existence of a cinema called Campus Theater is natural enough, but Berkeley went one further in having two such establishments succeed one another in close order. Both are long gone, although their buildings still stand.

The earlier of the two was designed by Walter H. Ratcliff, Jr. and opened in 1914 as the Majestic Theatre at 2510 Durant Avenue. The second was designed by James T. Narbett and opened in 1926 at 2440 Bancroft Way.

Read the story of the two Bancroft Theaters here.