Fox Theatre

115 N. Market Street,
Inglewood, CA 90301

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DavidZornig on April 11, 2018 at 9:21 am

Circa 1960 photo added credit Online Archive of California, via Hemmings Motor News link below.

rivest266 on August 4, 2016 at 11:01 pm

March 31st, 1949 grand opening ad in photo section.

CStefanic on May 18, 2016 at 11:10 am

I have heard Inglewood is gearing up for a major re-gentrification. Would be nice to imagine that this could lead to the 5th Ave, The Ritz, and the Fox coming back into business, if not the Academy.

Matt Lambros
Matt Lambros on September 3, 2015 at 9:42 am

I visited the Fox Theatre a year and a day ago. Check out my post about the theater at After the Final Curtain

Mike Tiano
Mike Tiano on July 12, 2014 at 12:02 pm

Check out my mention of “A Hard Day’s Night” at the Fox in my article here:

DonSolosan on November 9, 2012 at 10:47 am

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

monika on April 17, 2011 at 11:30 am

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 on April 17, 2011 at 10:27 am

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

monika on April 17, 2011 at 9:16 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.

drb on January 8, 2011 at 11:31 pm

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:
View link

William on September 9, 2010 at 12:41 pm

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

jflundy on September 9, 2010 at 11:31 am

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.
View link

TLSLOEWS on August 2, 2010 at 10:21 am

Great youtube video of the Fox Theatre Inglewood.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 1, 2010 at 5:30 pm

Thanks phreddybaby for a great story.

PhreddyBaby on August 1, 2010 at 3:49 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

DonSolosan on March 9, 2010 at 10:03 pm

Ken, there are also photos in my video. Chuck1231 posted a link on 1/7/2010.

MagicLantern on March 9, 2010 at 7:11 pm

Some photographs from the February event: View link

kencmcintyre on February 22, 2010 at 1:57 pm

I did not get to go to the Saturday event. If anyone took photos of the Fox interior please post them. Thanks.

nickmatonak on February 21, 2010 at 11:07 am

The Inglewood Theatre Alliance is hosting a joint meeting of the Historic Sites Preservation Committee of Inglewood and the Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation on Saturday, March 6th to discuss ways to save the Fox Inglewood Theater.
The meeting will take place at 10:30 am in the Gladys Waddingham Hall of the main library, 1 Manchester Blvd next to city hall.
Please come!!
for more info:

nickmatonak on February 21, 2010 at 11:01 am

Actually it can be restored. Yes there is quite a lot of damage but I have seen theaters in much worse shape. Yes, the roof needs to be repaired which caused the ceiling damage but the basic structure of the building is very sound.

Senorsock on February 20, 2010 at 7:50 pm

The interior is intact, but there’s a lot of water damage to the ceiling, including a 15 foot hole and another 10-12 foot hole. In addition the seats are musty and moldy as are the carpets. Too bad because you can see a lot of the ornate design touches, including the large sconces on the walls. I’m sure the plumbing and electrical will have to be replaced. Can this forgotten gem be restored? Maybe. But its going to take a LOT of cash.

DonSolosan on February 14, 2010 at 7:10 pm

PLEASE NOTE: Due to a scheduling conflict, Saturday’s All About at the Academy, with discussion of Saving The Fox is moving up in time. Doors open at 10 a.m., event begins at 10:30 a.m. Hope to see you there!

MrWillM on February 14, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Although I can’t remember WHEN the street cars disappeared, looking at the Two different 1955 photos, it appears that the second one looking South has a 1957 Blue-White Ford parked in front of the United Artists theater.

DonSolosan on February 10, 2010 at 11:10 am

Here are the details:

Saturday, Feb 20th. Park behind the Academy Theater at 3141 West Manchester Blvd in Inglewood. The doors open at 1:30; the presentation starts at 2 p.m.

As well as the history presentation on Inglewood’s theaters, we will be discussing the current efforts to save the Fox (note: the deadline for submitting a bid on this theater has been extended one month). Following this will be a tour of the Academy, and then we move over to the Fox Inglewood at 115 North Market St, where we will be giving visitors a walk through of this long-closed gem.

Two great S. Charles Lee theaters for the price of FREE! Hope to see you there.

DonSolosan on February 5, 2010 at 3:03 pm

You may want to clear Feb 20th on your calendar — that’s the day that the Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation is going to hold one of their “All About” tours in the classic S. Charles Lee Academy Theater. Ed Kelsey will present Powerpoint presentations on the history of that building and the Fox Inglewood. And if all goes according to plan, we’re going to give everyone a chance to go inside the Fox Inglewood. If you’ve seen my video linked above, you know just how amazing that place is.

Stay tuned for details!