Fox Theatre

1501 West Federal Street,
Youngstown, OH 45510

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Fox Theatre

Located at today’s Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at Jefferson Street in the Brier Hill district. The Victory Theatre was opened by 1920. Around 1947 it was renamed Fox Theatre, and it was still open in 1949. It had closed by 1950.

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wolfgirl500
wolfgirl500 on February 21, 2015 at 6:58 am

This was one of the many small neighborhood theaters that were here between the late 1930’s and early 1950’s.

Today this theater is pary of the expressway system.

wolfgirl500
wolfgirl500 on February 21, 2015 at 7:02 am

The Victory Theater dates back to the 1920’s.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 21, 2015 at 9:55 am

Wid’s Year Book for 1920 lists the Victory Theatre as being operated by The Dome Amusement Co., also operating the Dome Theatre.

Comparing old maps of Youngstown with Google’s current map, I’m pretty sure that the Victory was located on what is now called Teamster Drive, on part of the site now occupied by the City of Youngstown Department of Public Works Maintenance & Service Building.

wolfgirl500
wolfgirl500 on February 21, 2015 at 6:50 pm

Mr. Vogel, I want to take this opportunity to thank both you and Ken for all the help that you’ve been in compiling so much information on all our theaters.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 23, 2015 at 12:04 am

I’m glad to be of help.

wolfgirl500
wolfgirl500 on February 24, 2015 at 10:43 am

Guess what folks, the Victory Theater and the Fox Theater both were at the same address, so here is the delemma, since there were ads on the theater page of the Youngstown Vindicator at different dates of course, what further details can we come up with to get a clear picture of the theater? We do know that as the Fox Theater its ads indicate that it was owned by Peter Wellman, since I doubt that he would have allowed a competitor theater to have an ad clearly joined at the hip with his theaters.

In trying to compile a reasonably accurate history of the movie theaters in Youngstown it takes twelve sluths, and a hand full of assistants to get the job done, because the local newspaper leaves a lot to be desired.

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