In the 30s and 40s many Oakland neighborhoods had their own small movie theater. Over time, the movie distribution business changed and big multiplexes became the way to go. There are only a couple of small movie houses left in Oakland. So what happens to good, unused buildings? They turn into grocery stores, other retail shops, and churches. This one is located in East Oakland on Foothill Blvd. and Fairfax Avenue. You can see where the light bulbs used to be in this marquee. East Oakland has many storefront churches. In fact, this block alone has three.