Fox Stadium Theatre

8906 W. Pico Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90035

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Fox Stadium

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The Fox Stadium Theatre is a standard Fox neighborhood house located on the southern side of Beverly Hills. It opened in 1931 and had seating arrange in a stadium style, with a raised stepped section at the rear, rather than an overhanging balcony. The theatre has a nice stage area and fly space above. The Stadium Theatre was closed around September 1961. By March 1965 it had been converted into a synagogue.

One of the few theaters on Pico Boulevard that has not been razed.

Contributed by William Gabel

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haineshisway on September 23, 2008 at 5:55 pm

Here’s an early 50s shot of the Stadium, looking west on Pico. My favorite neighborhood theater. I’ve also uploaded photos of the Lido, the Bruin, the Wiltern, and the Vogue all from the 50s and 60s.

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kencmcintyre on September 23, 2008 at 6:08 pm

I didn’t know about the retail in the front. Interesting.

haineshisway on September 23, 2008 at 6:24 pm

Main feature is Distant Drums with Gary Cooper – can’t quite make out the second feature, although one of the words looks like “marriage”. That means the photo is circa 1951

kencmcintyre on September 23, 2008 at 6:28 pm

“The Model and the Marriage Broker”. Nancy Kulp’s first film role. She was Jane Hathaway on the Beverly Hillbillies.

TLSLOEWS on April 11, 2010 at 1:41 pm

Very Nice photos.

Lee on November 26, 2011 at 3:16 pm

When did this close as a movie theatre?

haineshisway on September 7, 2013 at 11:23 pm

It closed sometime in 1960. I was there at the final show.

haineshisway on October 2, 2015 at 1:32 am

I’ve always thought the theater closed in 1960 but my memory is pretty infallible about where I saw things, and I could swear that I saw The Devil at 4 O'Clock at the Stadium – that film came out in October of 1961. Wish there were some way to check it, but my newspaper stuff starts in late 1961 and it’s gone by then. I do have a 1960 newspaper somewhere and I’ll try to find it. I’m just wondering if I didn’t see Devil at 4 O'Clock there where I would have seen it?

haineshisway on October 5, 2015 at 9:47 pm

Yes, definitely saw Devil at 4 O'Clock there and just a couple of months earlier I saw The Naked Edge there. So it closed after October 1961, maybe even in early 1962.

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