Fox Redwood Theatre

California Avenue and El Camino Real,
Redwood City, CA 94063

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GaryParks
GaryParks on April 30, 2008 at 12:32 pm

This is indeed baffling. In addition, there is a sturdy-looking concrete structure on Broadway across the street and down almost two blocks from the Fox, which was certainly a theater once upon a time. It was not listed in ‘51 in the FDYB. There is a little plaza on the corner next to it, and from here one can clearly view the theater structure. It was a nightclub in the 80s, and hasn’t seen much use since.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on April 30, 2008 at 9:03 am

It could be ‘California Street’ as that maps ok, and it is close to El Camino Real. However in the 1952 edition of Film Daily Yearbook, the Redwood Theatre is listed at California & Montgomery. I can’t seem to map a ‘Montgomery’ in that area.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 30, 2008 at 2:01 am

I’m confused about where this theatre was located. The first cause of my confusion: neither Google Maps nor TerraServer can find a California Avenue in Redwood City. The second cause of my confusion: Both Larry Goldsmith and Simon Overton say this theatre was replaced by a Bank of America, and Bank of America has three locations in Redwood City, these being; 400 Woodside Plaza; 700 Jefferson Avenue; 250-A Redwood Shores Parkway. None of them on a California Avenue and, checking the map, none of them very near to El Camino Real. Have the street names been changed since this theatre was closed?

Also, does anyone have a construction date for this theatre? S. Charles Lee was hired to design a theatre in Redwood City for a Mr. P.A. Frease (Southwest Builder & Contractor, January 27, 1933.) Assuming the Lee project got built, could it have been the Redwood?

Simon Overton
Simon Overton on April 30, 2008 at 12:30 am

Larry Goldsmith’s brief submission of this theater may not be totally correct in as much as “being demolished.”

Wile visiting the B of A at the address of where the Redwood Theatre was located shows some apparent signs of the original theater.

I was informed by a manager that the original building was saved and converted into the present day bank. Three cheers for the B of A!