Oakland Theatre

Address: 41 S Saginaw St
City: Pontiac
State: MI
Zip:
County: Oakland
Open: 1919
Capacity:
Owner History: Kleist Family
Number of visits to this page: 6126
Notes: Was Butterfield House
Info Updates:
9/12/2004 - J. Barnfather
The Oakland Theatre was destroyed by fire. Arson may have been suspected . . but the possibility never became an issue.
9/12/2004 - J. Barnfather
The Oakland Theatre was Pontiacs largest & finest. It had cascading seats with no official balcony . . and no obstructions. Every seat was ideal. Stage productions included Blackstone & His 1,001 Wonders and annual Miss Pontiac beauty contests. Theatre was located at southeast corner of Saginaw & Water Streets.
2/22/2003 - WaterWinterWonderland
The Oakland Theatre had the largest stage in Pontiac, described as big enough to stage the original road show of Ben Hur. It was built in 1919 as a vaudeville house. It burned down on October 26, 1960.
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Oakland Theatre - OLD PHOTO
OLD PHOTO
Oakland Theatre - OLD PIC OF OAKLAND
OLD PIC OF OAKLAND
Oakland Theatre - OLD AD
OLD AD
Oakland Theatre - 1927 AD FROM JAMES
1927 AD FROM JAMES
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