Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD)

Structures

Fox West Coast Theatres Corporation, Visalia Fox Theatre, Visalia, CA

ID: 16839
Alt. Name: Visalia Fox Theater, Visalia, CA
Construction Date: Start Date: 1929
End Date: 1930
Notes: When built in 1930, the Fox Theatre had the largest three-faced clock in the world. Tel: 559.625.1369 (2011)
Demolition Note:
Building History: The Fox West Coast Theatre chain erected the 1,200-seat Visalia Fox Theatre in 1929-1930, at a cost of $225,000. They commissioned the Los Angeles architecture firm of Balch and Stanbery to design the atmospheric movie palace which opened on 02/27/1930. Balch and Stanbery designed several other theatres for Fox West Coast, including one in Riverside, CA, (1928-1929). It was designed just as talkies began to be introduced, and this theatre incorporated the latest Western Electric sound equipment available.
Structure Type: built works - performing arts structures - theatres
Locations: Structure:
308 West Main Street
Visalia, CA
USA
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