AKA: Fairfax Theater, Oakland, CA; Fairfax Lighthouse Deliverance Center Church, Oakland, CA

Structure Type: built works - performing arts structures - theatres

Designers: Reid Brothers, Architects (firm); James William Reid (architect); Merritt Jonathan Reid (architect)

Dates: constructed 1925-1926

2 stories, total floor area: 22,198 sq. ft.

5345 Foothill Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94601-5513

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Building History

The Fairfax Theatre, a small neighborhood venue seating 1493, opened 06/16/1926.

Building Notes

The Alameda County Assessor indicated in 2016 that the Fairfax Theatre Building contained 7 bedrooms and 19.5 bathrooms.


A new marquee was added, and other changes to the entrance were made in the 1930s; the proscenium was covered in the 1960s;

PCAD id: 4337