Fox Covina Theater

211 N. Azusa Avenue,
Covina, CA 91722

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The Fox was a bland, 1960’s box style theatre that somewhere along the line was tri-plexed. When I attended the theater was already a second run house with bad projection and scratchy prints. The house was ill maintained and as far as I could tell really didn’t have much of a style to begin with.

It was put out of business by the opening of the large multi-screen AMC Covina theater down the block.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 1, 2009 at 7:30 am

According to the Boxoffice article about its opening in the June 30, 1969, issue, the Fox Covina was designed by L. Perry Pearson and Paul Wuesthoff of the Los Angeles firm Pearson & Wuesthoff, which was soon to become Pearson, Wuesthoff, & Skinner.

As far as I’ve been able to discover, this firm designed most of the theaters built by National General in the west and southwest from about the mid-1960s into the 1970s. They also provided architectural plans for expansions carried out at many NGC theaters in the region during this period.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on March 10, 2010 at 10:59 pm

Checking through Google Earth addresses it appears that the shopping center this was may have been demolished. Was this theatre on the east or west side of N. Azusa?

William
William on March 10, 2010 at 11:32 pm

I remember it on the West side on N. Azusa.

William
William on March 10, 2010 at 11:37 pm

It a Home depot parking lot now.

Dublinboyo
Dublinboyo on February 25, 2011 at 10:47 pm

Saw “Big Wednesday” there in May 1978. As surfers, we were all stoked and made the drive out to the Fox for the film. First and only time I was there.

chococinephile
chococinephile on September 11, 2011 at 11:46 am

On the north side of the theater (west side of Azusa Ave,) there was a Marie Callender’s, with the original architecture style of the Marie’s. I remember frequenting this Marie Callender’s when I was young and it didn’t have indoor restrooms. You had to go outside and they were located on the side of the buildings. This was the early 80s. I also remember at this time, that my parents stopped frequenting this theater for awhile. It was due to reports of two young children being abducted from the theater.

chococinephile
chococinephile on September 11, 2011 at 11:46 am

On the north side of the theater (west side of Azusa Ave,) there was a Marie Callender’s, with the original architecture style of the Marie’s. I remember frequenting this Marie Callender’s when I was young and it didn’t have indoor restrooms. You had to go outside and they were located on the side of the buildings. This was the early 80s. I also remember at this time, that my parents stopped frequenting this theater for awhile. It was due to reports of two young children being abducted from the theater.

versusfan
versusfan on July 10, 2013 at 5:49 am

This takes me back to December 18th 1978. My mom, older & younger brother stood in line for 3 hours to see SUPERMAN THE MOVIE. The line went all the way to the back of theatre were there was additional parking. I also saw GREASE and so many forgettable bad films like VENOM.

01261967
01261967 on December 8, 2013 at 8:45 pm

@versusfan I wouldn’t stand three hours in line to see Jesus Christ!

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