Fox Van Nuys Theatre

6417 Van Nuys Boulevard,
Van Nuys, CA 91401

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Fox Theatre, Van Nuys, Ca.

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Opened in 1924, the Fox Van Nuys Theatre was a district 2 Fox house.

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Beatriz51 on December 10, 2009 at 12:28 pm

Also I would like to add to my first comment. Our class toured The Daily News in January of 1960, I do have a picture of our class on the field trip. And the newspaper clipping they gave to all of us that attended. (Memories) although I can’t even remember the names of my

snakepapa on February 7, 2010 at 5:24 am

Does anybody remember the Biffs restaurant at the corner of Vanowen and Van Nuys blvd? When did it go out of business? Great burgers there.

drb on February 16, 2010 at 9:37 pm

There are vintage photos that show the Fox here

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There’s over a hundred more scans of Valley post cards at that site.

davidaswad on October 15, 2010 at 2:03 pm

If anyone wants to see a shot of Van Nuys Blvd. and Sylvan St. from the 1960’s watch the opening sequence of Jerry Lewis' “The Family Jewels”. I remember what a kick it was watching it at the Fox and seeing the theater I was in on the sceeen. Also saw A Hard Day’s Night there and remember girls were screaming in the theater.
Now that was real Beatlemania…..

davidaswad on October 18, 2010 at 12:09 pm

Another tidbit for you, The Fugitive episode called “See Hollywood and Die” ( was shoot in the valley. You can catch the south part of VNB with Ontra’s cafeteria also 110 frwy sans traffic.
i must get a life….

EBDanam on March 14, 2011 at 11:18 am

I grew up in Van Nuys and my mother took us to the movies every Fri. night or Saturdays. I think i remember the FOX theater had another name before it was called the FOX? Doeas anyone remember this? ==

holland53 on November 1, 2011 at 9:42 am

Remember seeing in the 60’s mostly Doris Day films. Was luxurious to me as a kid, and I remember quite big, even compared with Panorama Theatre where I went all the time and was a separate building. The main entrance and the lobby had a special grandeur to it which was more like the Hollywood cinemas. Nice to see the old postcard with Van Nuys Blvd….those were the days.

jaw444 on January 15, 2012 at 1:30 am

i remember Coffee Dans and Bushs Stationary

VicGroves on July 5, 2013 at 12:25 am

I worked in this theater in 1953. I couldn’t stand the uniforms they made us wear, so I quit and worked at the Rivoli where they didn’t have uniforms. A guy named Sloane was the manager and the asst’s name was Allsop. Not a fun job.

Minimum wage in those days…$0.65 per hour

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