Current operator closes the Fox in Taft; removes equipment
TAFT, CA — The most recent operator of the Fox Theatre in Taft has closed the theater and begun the removal of equipment. The mayor is convening a special meeting of the City Council in February to see what action can be taken to stop further removal of furnishings and equipment. The theater had been facing foreclosure last November, but it was thought then that a solution has been found.
Lockwood said that the theater was losing money because of lack of attendance, and that he had finally decided to close the theater.
Lockwood said that he is willing to sell the equipment, fixtures and theater seating if he found a willing buyer.
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