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
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.
The school is home to more than 400 talented middle school and high school artists.
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.
A sketch of what the theater will look like once it is all said and done.
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