Fox Florence Theatre

1536 E. Florence Avenue    | map |

Los Angeles, CA  90001

Opened: April 8, 1932 with Leo Carrillo and Lupe Valez staring in "The Broken Wing". It was built for Fox West Coast Theatres.

Architect: Designed by S. Charles Lee, L.A.'s most prolific theatre architect.
Cinema Treasures has a list of 71 other theatres they index that were designed (or remodeled) by Mr. Lee. 

The Fox Florence was set way back from the street with smaller retail buildings out front and the theatre entered after a walk through a Spanish style courtyard.


Status: The theatre closed in 1965 and was demolished in 1968.

More Information: See the Cinema Treasures page on the Fox Florence for a bit more history and memories of contributors who went to shows there.

    L.A. Public Library Collection

A construction site view.
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A 1931 exterior from the Library's collection.
Note the driveway at the right to the
park at the rear.
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A view of the courtyard.
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The lobby of the Fox Florence.

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    California State Library

A nice c.1933 view from the Mott-Merge
 collection of the California State Library.
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Another Mott studio photo of the
 Fox Florence Theatre.
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You can find the two Fox Florence photos in
the Library's catalog as set # 001387282.

    Ken McIntyre on Photobucket    

A rare interior view of the Fox Florence
 located by theatre researcher Ken McIntyre
 and reproduced on his Photobucket pages.
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