Fox Cabrillo Theatre

115 W. Seventh Street,
San Pedro, CA 90731

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stevekurland
stevekurland on April 20, 2013 at 5:50 pm

My Grandfather managed this theater. His name was Clarence “Doc” Crews. He also opened and managed the El Portal in North Hollywood and the Fox Studio City theater.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 21, 2009 at 5:19 pm

Here is another LAPL photo that appears to be from the 1940s:
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00079/00079033.jpg

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 14, 2007 at 9:22 am

I know they were on different streets. I thought maybe it was an error due to the similarity in street numbers. Including the Victoria, there are seven theaters in San Pedro that haven’t been accounted for yet.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 13, 2007 at 7:45 pm

The Fox Cabrillo was at 115 W. Seventh, not Sixth. The Victoria was a different theatre. It’s mentioned, in passing, on a card in the California Index referencing a 1920 article.

Additionally, in the California Index I’ve come across mentions of theatres in San Pedro bearing the following names: Alhambra, Barton, Electric, Empire, Lyric, Star. and Union. No addresses or other details are given for any of them.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 13, 2007 at 5:59 pm

The 1925 LA city directory lists a Victoria Theater at 115 W. Sixth in San Pedro. This may be an incorrectly listed predecessor to the Fox Cabrillo. I won’t add it as a new theater unless we find some further info on the Victoria.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on July 9, 2007 at 8:14 pm

Here is an uncropped version of the photo at the top of the page:
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics26/00032598.jpg

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on July 9, 2007 at 10:21 am

No trace of the theater today. It’s apparently been used only for parking for the last 50 years, unless something was built on the space and then torn down in the interim. The location is across the street, more or less, from the Ports O'Call shopping area.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 10, 2005 at 6:56 am

Forgive my spelling – it’s barely 9 a.m.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 10, 2005 at 6:54 am

Here is a photo of the interior from the LA Libbrary:

http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics21/00045028.jpg

NeilShattuc
NeilShattuc on April 6, 2004 at 5:12 pm

I went to the movies at the Cabrillo and Warner Grand in 1955-1956
They were real nice theaters. The Cabrillo was just a few blocks
from Beacon street and shanghai reds Bar. In late 1930 and early
1940 we would pass them going to boat harbor. I loved movies and
wanted to go all theaters I could and I am still working on it

William I like the info you give on the this web site I never could
discribe it as well. Thanks

William
William on November 12, 2003 at 7:23 pm

The Fox Cabrillo Theatre was located at 115 W. 7th Street.