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Fox Films and theatres were part of the same co in the US until the Govt. made all motion picture companies divest of there theatres. This included Paramount, Fox, MGM and RKO. This was done in the 60’s. This sdid noy affect overseas territories at that time. They all built and operated there own theatres to display there studio product overseas. Fox sold to NGC. Paramount , MGM and RKO to local theatre operators.
Here are some photos of the Van Riebeeck Theatre.
Here in the UK, 20th Century Fox (the film production company) operated the Carlton Theatre, Haymarket, London, the Rialto Theatre, Coventry Street, London and the they built the Drake Cinema, Plymouth, Devon(Later taken over by Odeon). In a former Commonwealth country like South Africa, it is conceivable they built and operated the Kine 1 & 2.
20th Century Fox and the Fox chain of theatres are seperate companies. 20th Century Fox is a film production company, they may have some interest in the theatre you are speaking of, but they have nothing to do with the Fox chain that operated here in the US. In fact, the original Fox chain sold to National General Theatres in the very early 60’s, later to sold to Mann Theatres in the mid 70’s. There has not been a Fox operated theatre since the early 60’s, yet 20th Century Fox Film Corp still is alive and well to this date.
The advertisement for the Van Riebeeck Theatre on page 8 in the Cape Argus of May 12, 1954 and on Page 10 of the Argus of May 27, 1957 very clearly states that the Van Riebeeck Theatre is “A 20th Century-Fox Theatre”.
THIS THEATRE WAS NEVER OPERATED BY THE FOX THEATRE CHAIN.