Oakland Theatre - Pontiac MI

Address: 41 S Saginaw St
City: Pontiac
State: MI
Zip: 48342
County: Oakland
Open: 1919
Capacity:
Owner History: Kleist Family
Theater Type: Neighborhood House
Number of visits to this page: 6740
General Information:

Was Butterfield House

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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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.
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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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