Fox Theatre

376 W. Court Street,
San Bernardino, CA 92401

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Fox Theatre - San Bernardino, CA

The Fox Theatre was opened on September 20, 1929 with Lee Tracy in “Big Time” & Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in “Men O' War”. It was closed in 1933 and didn’t reopen until September 2, 1938 with a screening of “My Lucky Star” starring Sonja Henie. It was still open in 1957, but closed in the late-1950’s.

The San Bernardino County Sun newspaper removed the seating from the old Fox Theatre long ago and they converted it into storage space. In February 2004, Dr. Harry Hwang purchased the building and began a ‘complete renovation’ as part of the new American Sports University and it was used for raves, and special events. Still open in 2010, the venture seems to have failed.

Contributed by William Gabel

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Grey
Grey on November 17, 2006 at 1:51 pm

Fortunately, the Theartre was not destroyed, only covered over. Now that the Sun has left, new owners (including the nephew of the original Mr. Fox) is restoring the Theatre and adding a Foodcourt in the old (and supposedly very haunted) Bordello next door!

wangster
wangster on November 28, 2006 at 10:13 pm

The San Bernardino Sun used the space as storage after they gutted it out. A Korean businessman (no relationship to the original Mr. Fox unlike mentioned above) has purchased the property and have been restoring the theatre as part of his big project, American Sports University.

I am his assistant and if anybody have some high-res pictures available which we can enlarge, we’d be willing to pay some money for it. We want to frame it and hang it on the wall.

As Grey mentioned above, we are also making a 6 vendor food court right next to the theatre.

If anybody has questions, they can contact me at (909) 889-5555 or email me at I’d really appreciate it if anybody that has some more information on this theatre email me or contact me.

The theatre is approximately 90% completed and I’ll see if I can upload some pics once it’s finished.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 6, 2007 at 8:05 pm

Here are five photos from the CA state library:
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wangster
wangster on August 6, 2007 at 8:19 pm

Wow, I looked all over for some pictures but couldn’t come about any. How did you find them? Do you know if I can get some high-res pictures from the CA state library?

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 6, 2007 at 8:25 pm

Type “CA state library reagh” in Google, you will get the site.

JAlex
JAlex on August 9, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Dimensions: Proscenium—48 feet; Stage depth—42 feet.

rivest266
rivest266 on May 25, 2015 at 2:54 pm

September 21st, 1929 grand opening ad in photo section

rivest266
rivest266 on May 25, 2015 at 3:50 pm

September 2nd, 1938 reopening ad in photo section. It was closed 1933-1938

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