Friday, February 28, 2014

San Francisco: Fox Theatre

The San Francisco Fox was considered by some to be the "last word" of picture theatre design when it opened on June 28, 1929. The 4.651 seat theatre was one of the larger houses designed by Thomas Lamb, and was decorated personally by Mrs. Fox, who was later criticized for her extravagance. The Fox had a rather short life, closing on February 16, 1963, and subsequently demolished.
Above, 1963 photo from Cinema Treasures.
Above, from Motion Picture News, August 3, 1929.

1 comment:

Paul Sevensky said...

Another grand building....