Fox Theatre

115 N. Market Street,
Inglewood, CA 90301

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The Fox Theatre opened on March 31, 1949 — replacing the Granada Theatre which had stood on the site until it was destroyed by fire.

The Fox Theatre had a typical Skouras interior treatment which was in favor in the late-1940’s.

The Fox Theatre has stood empty and unused since it was closed by Mann Theatres in the mid-1980’s.

Contributed by John Chappell

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PhreddyBaby
PhreddyBaby on August 1, 2010 at 5:49 pm

Okay Kids… I was nearly 19 on in March 1949 when it reopened with a “premiere” of Sitting Pretty. There must have been two dozen movie stars in attendance, and I do NOT recall seeing ANY security!! Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Powell, and a teenager behind me, feet up on the back of my seat and snapping gum. I had to turn to see who it was, and there was the usually seductive Yvonne DeCarlo! As we ordinary folk came face-to-face with celebrity we merely nodded recognition, they smiled, and we all walked on. People were civil in those days. I never ever called it the “Fox” but always and always the Granada. Oh, and I remember the Academy theatre, too, with its spiral ‘vertical’… so classy. Thanx EVERYone, for the great pictures!!!
PhreddyBaby in WA state

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 1, 2010 at 7:30 pm

Thanks phreddybaby for a great story.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on August 2, 2010 at 12:21 pm

Great youtube video of the Fox Theatre Inglewood.

jflundy
jflundy on September 9, 2010 at 1:31 pm

This great photo was taken May 7, 1955 and appears on a Yahoo Group Site. You must join the group to view photos. The photo was taken when trolleys were still running on Market Street by a traction buff and is in full color, large format. The theatre facade is shown in detail and is worth the effort to someone interested in this house.
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William
William on September 9, 2010 at 2:41 pm

Nice shot. You can also see some of the neon from the vertical sign that spells “preview” under the X in FOX.

drb
drb on January 9, 2011 at 1:31 am

Don’t know whether or not this is the same photo (the date’s the same), but you don’t have to join a group to see this one:
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monika
monika on April 17, 2011 at 11:16 am

There are several signs on the boarded up front of the Fox, with old photos and quotes from supporters regarding the theatre. There’s also pictures of the Crest in Sacremento, which is much like the Fox and has been restored to its former beauty.

The group who is trying to preserve the theatre is asking those who are concerned for its future to leave a message at (310) 712-7049 stating why the theatre’s future is important to them.

DonSolosan
DonSolosan on April 17, 2011 at 12:27 pm

Monika, those signs are by Mac Billups, a member of the Inglewood Historic Site Preservation Committee.

monika
monika on April 17, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Thanks, Don! I will give him a call. It was my first time in Inglewood, and between the theatres and other wonderful locations to photograph I am already planning my next trip.

DonSolosan
DonSolosan on November 9, 2012 at 12:47 pm

The Fox was approved today for national landmark status at the preservation meeting in San Diego. Congrats to everyone involved with the nomination.

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