Fox Theatre

115 N. Market Street,
Inglewood, CA 90301

Unfavorite 10 people favorited this theater

Additional Info

Previously operated by: Fox West Coast Theatres, Mann Theatres

Architects: Simeon Charles Lee, Carl G. Moeller

Styles: Streamline Moderne

Nearby Theaters

News About This Theater

Fox Theatre

The Fox Theatre opened on March 31, 1949 with Clifton Webb & Shirley Temple in “Mr Belvedere Goes to College”. Both stars attended the opening. It replaced the Granada Theatre (1924-1945) which had stood on the site until it was destroyed by fire (it has its own page on Cinema Treasures).

The Fox Theatre had a typical Skouras style interior treatment which was in favor in the late-1940’s.

The Fox Theatre has stood empty and unused since it was closed by Mann Theatres in the mid-1980’s.

Contributed by John Chappell

Recent comments (view all 81 comments)

drb on January 8, 2011 at 11:31 pm

Don’t know whether or not this is the same photo (the date’s the same), but you don’t have to join a group to see this one:
View link

monika on April 17, 2011 at 9:16 am

There are several signs on the boarded up front of the Fox, with old photos and quotes from supporters regarding the theatre. There’s also pictures of the Crest in Sacremento, which is much like the Fox and has been restored to its former beauty.

The group who is trying to preserve the theatre is asking those who are concerned for its future to leave a message at (310) 712-7049 stating why the theatre’s future is important to them.

DonSolosan on April 17, 2011 at 10:27 am

Monika, those signs are by Mac Billups, a member of the Inglewood Historic Site Preservation Committee.

monika on April 17, 2011 at 11:30 am

Thanks, Don! I will give him a call. It was my first time in Inglewood, and between the theatres and other wonderful locations to photograph I am already planning my next trip.

DonSolosan on November 9, 2012 at 10:47 am

The Fox was approved today for national landmark status at the preservation meeting in San Diego. Congrats to everyone involved with the nomination.

Mike Tiano
Mike Tiano on July 12, 2014 at 12:02 pm

Check out my mention of “A Hard Day’s Night” at the Fox in my article here:

Matt Lambros
Matt Lambros on September 3, 2015 at 9:42 am

I visited the Fox Theatre a year and a day ago. Check out my post about the theater at After the Final Curtain

CStefanic on May 18, 2016 at 11:10 am

I have heard Inglewood is gearing up for a major re-gentrification. Would be nice to imagine that this could lead to the 5th Ave, The Ritz, and the Fox coming back into business, if not the Academy.

rivest266 on August 4, 2016 at 11:01 pm

March 31st, 1949 grand opening ad in photo section.

DavidZornig on April 11, 2018 at 9:21 am

Circa 1960 photo added credit Online Archive of California, via Hemmings Motor News link below.

You must login before making a comment.

New Comment

Subscribe Want to be emailed when a new comment is posted about this theater?
Just login to your account and subscribe to this theater.