Fox California Theater

241 Main Street,
Salinas, CA 93901

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T and D Theatre exterior

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The T & D Theatre opened in November 1921 and was designed by Albert W. Cornelius. It was was sold to Fox Theatres in 1930, being renamed Fox California Theater and remodeled by architect Alexander A Cantin in 1935. It was later remodeled possibly by Carl G. Moeller in 1949.

After many years of closure, it has re-opened as a live performance venue and was refurbished in 2002.

Contributed by Jim Crowl

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Paula Wirth
Paula Wirth on August 10, 2008 at 8:36 am

I just visited Salinas on August 8, 2008, and took a ton of pictures of the Fox California Theater, including the front, sign, ticket booth and interior.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 15, 2008 at 2:10 am

More photos can be seen here.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 18, 2008 at 4:44 am

This is a November 2008 photo.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 28, 2009 at 4:02 am

The L.A. Library’s California Index contains a card citing an item in the May, 1935, issue of Architect & Engineer which said that architect Alexander A. Cantin had prepared the plans for remodeling the T&D Theatre in Salinas, and that the house would now be called the Fox Theatre.

I can’t find anything about who did the 1949 remodeling, but my guess would be that it was Charles Skouras’s favorite designer of the era, Carl G. Moeller.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 2, 2009 at 6:59 pm

Here is a nice 2009 photo.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 22, 2009 at 1:58 am

A recent night photo can be seen here.

Mikeyisirish on June 26, 2012 at 11:27 pm

A 2010 photo can be seen here.

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