Vision for the Future

Restoration Progress and Roadmap

STAGE’s vision has always been to restore the Oroville State Theatre to its original glory in Downtown Oroville. While the overall roadmap is extensive with a long way to go, the amount of improvements and restoration STAGE has already accomplished is impressive:

  • Numerous repairs and upgrades to building infrastructure
  • Structural repairs and improvements
  • New Roof and New Solar
  • Restoration of Theatre Lobby and Mezzanine
  • Blade Sign and Marquee restoration to match the original bringing new color, vibrance, and light to Downtown
  • Restoration and preservation of Original Murals and artwork
  • Upgrades to restroom facilities and dressing rooms
  • Chandelier restoration
  • Design of reproduction art deco lighting to match the original
  • Installation and restoration of a fully functional Wurlitzer Theatre Organ as per the original planned specs for the Movie Palace


With the Transfer of Ownership from the City of Oroville, the current primary focus of the organization is shifting to building revenue sustainability. We will always look for avenues to continue to restore the theatre, but we must first grow programming and rentals to ensure the doors can stay open. We have invested in upgraded technology, equipment and amenities to expand the use of the theatre.

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