Fox Skyline Theater

Skyline Boulevard and Sharp Park Road,
San Bruno, CA 94066

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Fox Skyline Theater

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This was a theater that opened June 29, 1966 in a shopping center that existed during through 1984, at the intersection of Sharp Park Road and Skyline Boulevard. The theater played first run movies through the 1970’s, then began showing B-films such as “Pom Pom Girls” and “The Van” during the late-1970’s. Also had midnite movies…“Rocky Horror Picture Show”, “The Grateful Dead Movie” and “The Song Remains the Same”.

The theater closed in 1980 and building had a fire in the early-1980’s. The entire shopping center was demolished for an apartment complex.

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larrygoldsmith on July 24, 2010 at 6:45 pm

That’s because they were usually older and very professional, even though they had a tight union. I never had any problems with the operators or union. California unions back then ran a tight ship, but were also willing to listen to management. Now everything is ran ship-shod.

daladams on September 10, 2010 at 3:50 pm

It was Lin (for Lindsey) Adams. He was my father and a projectionist for over 40 years. Unless changed after he left, the Fox Skyline had Century heads and Strong carbon arc lamps.

larrygoldsmith on September 10, 2010 at 8:29 pm


What a surprise! And how I remember you! Email me direct at lifeoflarry@aol .com

jcobc on June 20, 2011 at 9:50 pm

During 1977 & ‘78, I ran the projectors (yes, they were carbon arc), picked the film cans up at the docks, spliced the reels…all at age 15. Our manager (Betty) was barely in her 20’s. When she left, her replacement (John) was a 21 year old with no theater experience. Occasionally, our paychecks wouldn’t clear the bank. Our biggest crowds came for the midnight showings of 'The Song Remains The Same’ and ‘Pink Floyd’. ‘Rocky Horror’ played at the Serramonte Six, not the Skyline.

larrygoldsmith on September 24, 2011 at 6:33 pm

Theatre location was actually Skyline Blvd at Sharp Park Rd.

Jemimah63 on June 6, 2013 at 3:59 pm

I remember when this place opened…..So much nicer than the SeaVue….and after the movie, you could go to Thrifty Drugs in another part of the shopping center and get nickel ice cream cones.

rivest266 on July 19, 2015 at 7:41 am

June 29th, 1966 grand opening ad in photo section.

unclemaui on July 2, 2016 at 10:32 pm

Good night! I happened upon this by sheer accident. Larry Goldsmith hired me back in 1973 I worked there after Fox sold it. unreal great days great times. Loretta was a cashier and seen Rocky where it was playing in Millbrae 6 times

unclemaui on July 2, 2016 at 10:54 pm

I was kid when this was built. First Safeway, the little restaurant the liquor store the barber shop the dry cleaner I worked there to, Ben Franklin, the theater and THRIFTY where you could get five scoops of ice cream for a quarter

There was Bert who had to walked away from the ticket stand because he had bad gas. at 19 he drove a Lincoln Continental. Richard was the UNION projectionist. he taught me how to run that arc projector. I use to dump popcorn on my friends in the back row from the projection booth.

I had so many pictures from movies and posters. I accidentally threw them away. I could retire 10 Years ago if I had them still.

larrygoldsmith on July 3, 2016 at 1:21 pm

unclemaui…..I am Larry Goldsmith, sure would like to know what your name is to see if I remember you..I left there when Mann Theatres leased it out to an independent.

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