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Name change came shortly after the FOX was closed and torn down. That was in the 60’s. The FOX WARFIELD was not even close to being the original FOX.
This theatre was never operated by National General Theatres/ Fox West Coast. Was opened and operated for many years by Westside Valley Theatres.
The Fox was a beautiful theatre. I feel very fortunate to have worked there for so many years. Still miss it. Stevenj is very accurate with his memories/descriptions.
Yes. Those are waaaay old but great pics!
Built and operated by National General Theatres approx. 1972.
By the way Mitch….. Your mom was working at the FOX in Burlingame when she took a maternity leave….for guess who!!???
Before managing the above mentioned theatres, this same lady was Bill Tannehill’s assistant manager at the FOX THEATRE in Burlingame for many years.During that time my aunt, Ann Campbell was Lou Singer’s assistant at the FOX THEATRE in Redwood City for 12 years.
According to the Theatre Historical Society, the Fox Richmond opened April 3, 1952. Carl Moeller, Architect. Seating was 1118.
Great interior photos of the Fox Theatre, brought back so many memories. THANX!
Thanks for the great photos, Chuck.
As I remember, Art Blumenthal’s store only sold TV’s, phonographs, stereos, record albums, and was the best place to find the latest 45 RPM’s. One of my favorite stores…..A really great family.
Gotta love that marquee in above picture!
Does anyone know who operated this theatre?
I am surprised there was any movie theatre in Victor in the 50’s or 60’s. My grandparents had a farm there for years and I thought they were the only ones who lived in Victor. It was so remote back then.
Love your theatre description! It sure describes the Tivoli.
Theatre location was actually Skyline Blvd at Sharp Park Rd.
The district meeting held in Oakland, where this occured, had every manager in the district attending, from San Jose, San Francisco, all the way to Sacto. There were a lot. Nobody liked submitting to the Polygraph, but knew that if they did'nt comply they would lose their job. It was a totally different time then. Large companies did things like that, and as an employee, you had no recourse but to go along with it. Nowdays, it would not fly. I still miss working for that company. It never got out of the bloodstream!
One of the last long time managers at the Fox was William McKintire.His nearly 30 year career ended with National General Theatres while he was there for refusing to do a Polygraph test at a district meeting.I became interim manager until a permanent one could be found. He was an outstanding man. Nobody knew theatre exhibition like he did. Strictly old school.
The district office for National General Theatres/later Mann Theatres was just upstairs in the office building of the Fox Warfield Building. The company did a lot of storefront leases on theatres and buildings they owned.
Please note the discriminatory message on the bottom of both playbills that were added above by Don Lewis. This playbill was from 1959.
What a surprise! And how I remember you! Email me direct at lifeoflarry@aol .com
You’re right the photos have all been removed, what a shame. I do remember the one original photo of the Sequoia Theatre at 2114 Broadway, with about 100 people standing in front, and it’s now gone. There is still one photo of the Redwood Theatre posted on the Redwood Theatre site dated 7/6/09 by ken mc.
Unfortunately, all of the best ones are gone, even of the Fox Theatre.I spent many years in that theatre.
It would appear that their marquee is long over due for lighting and neon replacement.
It was my aunt who banked at the BofA at Broadway and Jefferson when she was at the FOX THEATRE at 2215 Broadway. The original SEQUOIA THEATRE was to the immediate left of that BofA and still stands. It seems it is now a bar/restaurant. BofA, after closing the Broadway/ Jefferson branch, for a time moved to the corner of Broadway and California Ave, just one block from the old REDWOOD THEATRE. The REDWOOD THEATRE was torn down to make way for another new BofA, which was later closed and converted to Andersons TV/Video. That’s when the current BofA opened it’s new branch on the corner of Jefferson and Marshall St. with the parking lot being where the original BofA was.