Fox Fremont Theater

39400 Argonaut Way,
Fremont, CA 94538

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This theater was opened by National General in October of 1967 as a “deluxe motion picture showcase” and was located in the Fremont Hub Shopping Center. The lobby had windows from floor to ceiling and had a rounded design to it, which was most unique. The theater primarily showed first-run fare with a heavy emphasis on Walt Disney films until the late 1970’s.

When a multiplex opened in Fremont in the late 1970’s, the Fox became more of a second-run house until its closing in the mid-1980’s. The theater was then demolished and an 8-screen General Cinema theater opened on its site in 1986.

General Cinema abandoned that theater in 1999 when a 25-screen stadium theater in the nearby town of Union City caused a drastic drop in attendance.

The Naz 8 Cinemas, which shows films from India and neighboring countries, operated there from 1999 until 2003, when the Naz Cinemas moved to a new, smaller building a few blocks away. The former eight-screen theater was converted into additional retail space by the Hub Shopping Center.

Contributed by Scott Favareille

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scottfavareille
scottfavareille on March 11, 2003 at 4:48 pm

Update on the Naz 8 Cinemas mentioned above—Their operation has been moved to a smaller theater about 4 blocks away. The 8-screen theater where the Fox once sat is now closed & the operators of the Hub shopping center where it is located at plan to put retail in its place.

BLFT
BLFT on August 2, 2005 at 6:53 pm

Another great theater from my childhood. Saw “20,000 Leagues Under The Sea” and “Journey To The Center Of The Earth” at the Fox Fremont.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 22, 2008 at 11:24 pm

The official groundbreaking for the 850 seat Fox Fremont Theatre was announced in the April 3, 1967, issue of Boxoffice Magazine. The architect was Gale Santocono.

Bladerunner2019
Bladerunner2019 on August 4, 2013 at 1:20 am

I wish had some kind of evidence to prove this, but I swear I saw a double feature of “Star Wars” and “Up In Smoke” at this theatre. My father would take my on business trips every summer to the Bay Area and one of the stops was always Fremont. Usually it was a G-Rated film that was playing. The auditorium was packed with children watching Luke Skywalker, and then Cheech and Chong. I couldn’t have been more than 12 years old.

ajtarantex
ajtarantex on August 4, 2013 at 8:55 am

this theatre reminded me of Larry’s favorite theatre The FOX SKYLINE sharp parks blvd in San Bruno, After NGC, Mann Closed it David Cooper ran it as a dollar theatre until he closed it and GCC tore it down, I liked the concession stand in the round.

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