Fox Theatre

837 SW Broadway,
Portland, OR 97205

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Fox Theatre exterior

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Originally opened in 1910 as the Heilig Theatre, designed by architect Edwin W. Houghton. This gorgeous Art Deco style movie palace had a freestanding ticket booth. Like so many others, it has been demolished.

Contributed by Louise-Annette Burgess

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Don Lewis
Don Lewis on November 19, 2010 at 2:07 pm

From 1963 a photo postcard view of the Fox Theatre along with the Paramount in Portland.

William
William on November 19, 2010 at 3:19 pm

Looks like “Robin and the 7 Hoods” is coming soon on the Fox’s marquee.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on November 19, 2010 at 8:04 pm

And I thought I was getting pretty good at reading these fuzzy marquees. Good call William!

JohnMessick
JohnMessick on May 21, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Now that is a great looking marquee.

rivest266
rivest266 on August 2, 2012 at 9:30 am

September 27th, 1929 reopening ad as Rialto and August 12th, 1954 Fox opening ad has been uploaded in the photo section for this theatre.

paulnelson
paulnelson on February 22, 2014 at 6:33 pm

I remember riding down the street across from these glorious old theatres in the 50’s and the Fox marquee outdid them all. Art deco and colorful. Only the Paramount still exists but was renamed. It is similar to Seattle’s Paramount. That theatre still exists too and has been restored. Home to lavish stage productions with a larger stage.

kabuking
kabuking on March 24, 2015 at 7:56 pm

Corporatism killed it and now there’s a hideous and soul-dead sky scraper there.

Coate
Coate on April 7, 2015 at 2:25 pm

It was 50 years ago today that “The Sound of Music” premiered at the Fox. With a reserved-seat run of 116 weeks, it’s almost certainly the long-run record holder for this venue. (Anyone know of something that ran longer?) It was one of ten runs in the United States and at least 24 globally that ran the movie continuously into a third year.

nansiw
nansiw on July 29, 2015 at 11:43 pm

I just acquired a Cash Box/Ticket dispenser marked Nelson & Son Mayfair Theatre Bldg. Portland, Oregon w/ Patent #. Trying to figure out what to do with it. I’ve been researching for any Portland theatre historical societies with not much luck….

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