Berkeley’s Oaks Theatre: From Art House to Bollywood?

After a month in limbo, Berkeley’s Oaks Theatre has found a new operator, reported the Berkeley Daily Planet today. As the Express reported in February, previous operator Metropolitan Theatres Corporation decided not to renew its five-year lease when it expired on February 28. The building sat quiet throughout the month of March, but according to property owner John Gordon of Gordon Commercial, a new operator is now poised to assume control of the theater — and it’s not who many expected. Instead of American and European indie flicks and the occasional mainstream movie, the Oaks will likely now likely be showing foreign films out of Asia, Mexico, and beyond.

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