Fox Theatre

330 Channel Islands Boulevard,
Oxnard, CA 93030

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The Fox Theatre was opened on May 27, 1969, and at that time was the largest movie theatre in town. It had a slowly sloping floor and every seat was a good one. It held 814 people.

It closed on November 4, 1982. Sadly, 1982 was the biggest money-maker year for this place. The last four movies shown were: “Porky’s”, “The Road Warrior”, “Star Trek II”, and “ET”. Today the theater is used by a medical clinic.

Contributed by Stan Heck

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MagicLantern
MagicLantern on June 25, 2005 at 12:36 am

Prior to its life as a medical clinic, it was a Chuck E. Cheese just before it became the medical clinic. Come to think of it, there was another Fox Oxnard further east, too.

moviebluedog
moviebluedog on July 27, 2006 at 2:17 pm

Is the building still standing as of July 2006? Thanks.

Coate
Coate on October 4, 2006 at 6:24 pm

The FOX THEATRE in Oxnard opened on May 27, 1969.

William
William on October 4, 2006 at 7:15 pm

It was opened by National General Theatres. The last chain to operate this theatre was Mann Theatres.

MagicLantern
MagicLantern on January 11, 2008 at 12:08 pm

Yes, building is still standing.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 14, 2009 at 1:44 am

Here is an October 1972 ad from the Oxnard Press-Courier:
http://tinyurl.com/cb8mwt

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 14, 2009 at 2:23 am

Ground was broken for the Fox Theatre in November, 1968. The November 18, 1968, issue of Boxoffice said that National General’s chief of construction, J. Walter Bantau, was supervising the project.

The June 16, 1969, issue of Boxoffice Magazine ran a brief item announcing that the Fox had opened on May 27. The new house had 814 seats. NGC’s Fox-West Coast Theatres division was already operating three other theaters in Ventura County; the Fox in Ventura, the Fox in Santa Paula, and the Conejo in Thousand Oaks.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on October 8, 2012 at 7:34 am

A photo of the former Fox Oxnard can be seen here.

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