Fox Theatre

6508 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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PaulLD1 on September 7, 2006 at 11:08 am

Just got back from Cinecon in Hollywood. It’s STILL standing there dark and empty!

moviebear1 on June 5, 2006 at 6:46 am

Does anyone out there have any high quality pictures of the S. Charles Lee front of the theatre? that would be the late 50’s early 60’s. I’d love to see what the boxoffice looked like as well as clear shots of the marquee.

Matt Spero

moviebear1 on June 5, 2006 at 6:41 am

I was working as the projectionist at the Fox showing the Paul Simon film “One Trick Pony” the night that John Lennon was shot. I came down from the booth to get a soda when someone told me the news. At first I thought it was a bad joke but unfortunatly it wasn’t.

Anyway I remember that it was a fairly small theatre and the screen wasn’t very large… but it did have the then new, Dolby Stereo system and even 70mm projctors.

Matt Spero

haineshisway on February 16, 2006 at 2:48 pm

Thanks for the info about the Vogue – very helpful. My film played the Fox in 1976 for several weeks.

William on February 16, 2006 at 2:46 pm

In Ken Roe’s post from Jan. 2nd. 2005. He has the closing year as 1994. The Mann’s Hollywood Theatre closed in 1991. And the Fox was the next theatre to close in 1991 and then the Vogue Theatre. The Vogue closed in the late summer/early fall 1992.

haineshisway on February 12, 2006 at 10:31 pm

I went to the Iris a few times, and then, much later, a film I wrote and directed premiered at the Fox. I have a photo somewhere of the marquee – what a thrill!

kencmcintyre on December 4, 2005 at 8:03 am

From the Bruce Torrence collection:

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kencmcintyre on November 11, 2005 at 4:53 pm

A photo by Arnold Hylen, circa 1959:

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 29, 2005 at 4:35 pm

ken mc: The former Warner Hollywood became the Pacific 1-2-3.

kencmcintyre on October 29, 2005 at 4:24 pm

Can anyone tell me where the Warners' Theater seen in the above photos is listed? Thanks.

BhillH20 on October 12, 2005 at 1:50 pm

That’s the one!

RobertR on October 12, 2005 at 10:51 am

Is this the same theatre?
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Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on August 26, 2005 at 6:27 am

I told a lie. Also saw Tender Mercies here in April, 1983.

William on August 2, 2005 at 11:29 am

During one of the last remodels of this theatre and the Mann’s Hollywood Theatre a few years before they closed both theatres was to earthquake retro-fit the side walls. At the time both theatres along with the Vogue Theatre were still doing business along the Blvd. As the business changed Mann Theatres had one projectionist had all three theatres.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on August 2, 2005 at 10:12 am

At the Fox Hollywood on July 2, 1973, I saw Billy Jack. Only time I visited.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on June 8, 2005 at 7:01 pm

The Fox(former Iris) still sits vacant and boarded up. It is the Ritz further along the boulevard that is now in use as a Latino church.

br91975 on June 8, 2005 at 7:58 am

I’ve seen – can’t recall where and wasn’t able to find them via Google – what I presume to be relatively recent exterior photos of the Fox and indicating that a Latino church has moved into the space. Can anyone confirm this (or, perhaps through personal knowledge, pinpoint a time when those snapshots might have been taken)?

Twistr54 on June 8, 2005 at 7:38 am

I worked at the Holly Cinema across the street in 1981, The Fox, closed for about 2 weeks and did a re model, they put blue track lights in the floor down the isles, i think new seats also, improved Dolby and I think also 70 mm. I saw a movie there before it was remodled. After , when I worked at the HOLLY, I went over to see ARTHUR, decent sized theatre 2 isles, no balcony. decent remodel. ( it was just a freshner, new carpet etc, nothing major).
I was in LA July 2001, and it was boarded up,and marquee dark.
Strange how you can still hear the ghosts of the films that played there.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on March 15, 2005 at 2:46 pm

Theatres on the north side of Hollywood Bld between Highland and Vine are: Vogue, Warner’s(Pacific 1-3), Holly(Studio, Music Hall, Academy), Vine(Admiral).

clvee on March 15, 2005 at 2:29 pm

I cant find any thing about the Academy theater just east of Highland and across the street from the all night Hollywood theater. I lived at 1775 N Orchid street in 1953/55 and walked to all the shows on Hollywood Blvd. It was lit up like Christmas every night. Heading east on the blvd’d south side I can only remember the Paramount, Hollywood, Egyption and the News-View. The last one only showed news reels. Can anybody name the ones from Highland to Vine on the North side? I think there were four counting the big Warners theater showing “Cinerama” for those 3 years.

Bway on February 13, 2005 at 12:01 pm

I passed by the theater the other day and it’s still all boarded up and is in pretty sorry looking shape on the exterior. I wonder how bad the interior has become. It’s hard to believe this theater only closed in 1994 (meaning it must have been still open during my first visit to Hollywood in the early 90’s). It looks like it’s been closed so much longer than that. The last 10 years have not been kind to it.