DeClercq’s Theatrical Specialties

About Us

About Us

We Haven’t Missed An Opening in 35 Years!

We are your one stop shop when it comes to everything theatre, drapes, curtains, riggings, screens, sound systems and more, we can assist you with your project concept thru completion.

We are the longest running, most experienced installation and fabrication crew in the industry!

Amazing History!

DeClercq’s Theatrical Specialties, Inc. began operations in 1987. We have established ourselves as a reputable theatre rigging and maintenance company.

A Veritable ‘Who’s-Who’

It’s true, we’ve been in the business so long our client list reads like a Who’s Who—But we’re never to busy for YOU!

In May of 1992, we acquired Oakland United Studios as an affiliate rigging company. With over 30 years in the theatre industry, its reputation speaks for itself.

Complete Amenities

We have complete capabilities to build or remodel interiors, including all movable rigging, projection screens and frames, acoustical sound panel design and installation, speaker and amplification support, drapery design, manufacturing, repair and installation, flameproofing, screen cleaning and a service department to maintain auditorium equipment.

Location! Location! Location!

Our company operates in all western states and consults new and remodel theatrical projects anywhere.

Our Story

DeClercq’s Theatrical Specialties, Inc. is a product of modern day technology and old fashioned ingenuity. Two very inquisitive brothers, Joe and Paul DeClercq lived next door to Jack Craig, owner of Oakland United Studios. Jack had been around theatre since the “old days” as a ticket taker for United Artists and eventually moved up from there into his own company fabricating, repairing and maintaining theatre drapery, rigging and hardware.

The DeClercq’s went to work for Jack at Oakland United Studios until the opening of their own company in 1987. In 1992, the DeClercq’s purchased Oakland United Studios (upon Jack’s retirement). In the bargain, came their good friend, old neighbor, knowledgeable and very experienced in the industry, Dorothy “Dot” Jessup (Jack’s daughter). The acquisition merged the oldest and best in the theatrical specialties industry.

Paul DeClercq continues to operate as President of the company, Dot acts as office manager and project manager. They are bringing up a new, enthusiastic, hard working and creative crew for the ‘Third Act’ of Oakland United Studios and the ‘Second Act’ of DeClercq’s Theatrical Specialties, Inc.  

Happy Clients

Why Choose Us

Very high quality work and they are the best in the business when it comes to installation of screens, maskings and draperies.

 Jerry Harrah

Harrah’s Theater Equipment Co.

I have always been happy with the work that Declercq’s Theatrical Specialties has done for my theatres. They have done all of my screen and curtain work as well as soundfold work as DeClercq’s (and formerly United Studios) for over 25 years. Their restoration of the San Francisco Grand Drape was their most unusual and complicated job they have done for my company. They have always done an excellent job.

Allen Michaan
Renaissance Rialto Inc.
http://www.renaissancerialto.com/

Good company.  I’ve worked with them for years.  Always on budget and on time!

Bruce Coleman
Brenden Theater Group
www.brendentheatres.com

Our Clients

Experience

Multi-Plex Theatre Complexe Clients

Brenden Theatre Corporation
United Artist Theatres
Renaissance Rialto Inc.
General Cinema Corporation
American Multi-Cinema
Signature Theatres
Mann Theatres
Pacific Theatres
Century Theatres

Clients

Oakland Coliseum
Alameda Historic High School
American College (Athens)
Lenmoore naval Air Station
Skywalker Ranch
Disney Studios (Burbank)
Landmark Theatres
Chinese Consolute (SF)
Pixar Animation Studios
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center
(Arena and Calvin Simmons Theatre)
SF State University Morrison Planetarium
Sony Picture Studios
20th Century Fox Studios
Dolby Labs (Brisbane)

Schools & Churches

Stanley Middle School
Semple Intermediate
Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Presbyterian Church of the Master
Miramonte High School
Crowden Middle School
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos
St. Albans Church
St. Matthews Episcopal School

DeClercq’s

Theatrical Specialties

About Us

We have complete capabilities to build or remodel interiors, including all movable rigging, projection screens and frames, acoustical sound panel design and installation, speaker and amplification support, drapery design, manufacturing, repair and installation, flameproofing, screen cleaning and a service department to maintain auditorium equipment.

Established 1992

In May of 1992, we acquired Oakland United Studios as an affiliate rigging company.

With over 30 years in the theatre industry, our reputation speaks for itself.

Info

Contractor’s License # 662023

724 Kevin Court

Oakland CA, 94621

510-633-5110