Fox Cinema

2321 Main Street,
Vancouver, BC V5T 3C9

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Fox Cinema

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I found the Fox Cinema during a search for Fox theaters. This theatre was listed as “Possibly the LAST REMAINING full time 35mm porn theatre in North America”. It eventually went over to being a video operation, and was closed in 2010.

Any further information on the Fox Cinema would be appreciated.

Contributed by Lost Memory

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64lesabre
64lesabre on March 11, 2006 at 11:59 pm

There is a balcony of sorts upstairs but it is not really public-access – the same stairway leads to the projection room and office. It also had no seats and was right in front of the film projector path. So I don’t really know what it was intended for. More interesting was a faux-balcony at the back left side of the main auditorium, a sharply steeped section that had been cheaply built from 2x4’s at some later date and had approx. 15 seats (same type of seats as in rest of auditorium so it was probably built when new seats had been put in some time in the past). This section had turned into a sordid den of depravity in the waning days of Fox’s old school porn movie days. When the rep. cinema people (Criminal Cinema) came in with their weekend arrangment they took out the faux-balcony, painted the lobby, put a Scott Baio painting in the Ladies' Room, and generally cleaned up the place. It was never the same after that.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 16, 2006 at 12:03 pm

This is a recent photo of the Fox Cinema.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 14, 2007 at 11:55 am

Here is a more recent photo of the Fox Cinema.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 17, 2008 at 4:30 pm

Another photo of the Fox Cinema can be seen here.

davidstuart
davidstuart on March 25, 2009 at 4:09 pm

Yes, the Fox Theatre has been around for 25 years under various
owners but always showing the porno/erotica films. As most people interested in this genre can view these films from there own dvd players it seems logical that the Fox serves other purposes.

In the spring of 1991 there was an attempt to screen cult films.

I remember when it was the Savoy Theatre. If it is closed I would very much like it to remain a multi-purpose entertainment venue -
such as independent, cult, repertory, etc. as well as live theatre and musical performances.

Main St. in Mount Pleasant with it’s changing culture would be well served by keeping this theatre open.
It would be unfortunate to see it torn down or converted to another commercial business.

culture would be great place for this.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 25, 2009 at 5:54 pm

I think the Forum on Market Street in Philly is still showing adult films. Don’t know about 35 mm, though. There’s a hole in the wall in Los Angeles called the Tiki that shows porn as well. I would guess the number of full time adult theaters in North America is under 50 at present.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 7, 2010 at 7:34 pm

I think the related site is defunct. Here is another photo:
http://tinyurl.com/yctnw8e

neeb
neeb on January 7, 2014 at 3:19 am

Here’s a link with photos before they started tearing the insides apart.

NSFW

http://www.whatsupmann.com/2013/07/the-fox-theatre-before-the-renovation/

Most surprising thing I saw was probably the projector.

The reddit link: http://www.reddit.com/r/WTF/comments/1ulq2z/fox_theater_a_recently_shut_down_adult_theater/

Also, NSFW.

markus99
markus99 on March 10, 2014 at 4:53 pm

Does anyone know what happened to all the 35mm prints at this theatre ? Does the previous owner still have them ? I am a collector .

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