Curtain Up for Famed Bay Area Theater

Thousands of dollars and a lot of elbow grease are bringing back to life one of the Bay Area's most historic and iconic theaters.

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The curtain is set to rise once again at the historic Fox Theater in downtown Oakland.
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The theater first opened in 1928 but it closed its doors in 1966 when theaters were struggling across the country.
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The Fox, which has been closed all these years, is scheduled to reopen in February as a live music venue, arts school and restaurant.
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Its aged and rain-damaged interior has been restored to its once-breathtaking beauty
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The Oakland School for the Arts will be one of the permanent patrons of the theater along with restaurants and other services.
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The school is scheduled to move in on Tuesday and have full access to the theater's stage.
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The school is home to more than 400 talented middle school and high school artists.
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The outside of the theater is known for its iconic Oakland sign and its stucco facade. Here it was seen before it was redone.
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The inside of the theater is known for its tiled decorative roofs and statues across its walls.
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A sketch of what the theater will look like once it is all said and done.
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