Fox Theatre set to reopen this week

posted by tomdelay on April 29, 2008 at 9:50 am

WATSONVILLE, CA — The 1923 Fox Theatre is set to reopen in Watsonville, CA.

This budget Landsburg-designed theatre has been closed since April 1, 2005.

After nearly three years of dark screens, the historic Fox Theatre marquee is lighting up again this week to announce a blockbuster, a children’s matinee and an independent film.

“It’s a good thing for downtown Watsonville,” said Ivan Chable, general manager of the Fox Theatre, who personally scrubbed many of the 600 upholstered seats to prepare the 85-year-old theater for its reopening and hired the new staff. “The people in Watsonville don’t have too many choices where to go and have some fun.”

Here is the full article from the Monterey County Herald.

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Edward Havens
Edward Havens on April 29, 2008 at 3:30 pm

Fantastic news! Of all the theatres I have managed since 1986, this was by far my favorite. Very few modern multiplexes can match the excitement of seeing a movie on a massive 50-foot plus wide screen.

GaryParks on April 30, 2008 at 11:25 am

This is one of only two classic theaters in Santa Cruz County still showing movies fulltime. Welcome back, Watsonville Fox!

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