Fox Venice Theatre


620 Lincoln Blvd.   | map |

Venice, CA   90291

Opened: Around 1942. It was a fairly standard Fox West Coast
Skouras-style building.

The Fox Venice ran conventional Hollywood movies until the
late 60s when it became a daily change revival house.

Architect: Unknown

Seating: 1003, all on a single level.

Status: Closed in 1988. Currently it's fairly intact but with a flat
floor. It's being used as a swap meet.

More Information:  See the Cinema Treasures page on the
Fox Venice for lots of stories and links to additional exterior photos. 

Pat Hartman's Virtual Venice site has a great article on
 "The Fabulous Fox Venice" detailing its history as a revival house.

See Paul Tanck's "Walkstreet History"  for a nice history of the theatres of Venice.

Visit our Venice and Ocean Park Theatres page for information on other earlier theatres in the area. Also see our pages for the Rosemary Theatre and the Dome Theatre in Ocean Park. 

For more general Venice history, the place to go is Jeffrey Stanton's amazing Venice, California History Site.  Mr. Stanton is the Author of "Venice, California - Coney Island of the Pacific."  Don't miss his Movie Making in Venice and Ocean Park section. 

Also check out the Venice History website.


Another exterior view from 2010.

photo: Bill Counter

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The former boxoffice area at the Fox Venice.

photo: Bill Counter



The former Fox Venice auditorium in 2010.


  photo: Bill Counter



    Mid Century Modern    

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A 1968 view of the Fox Venice playing "Yellow Submarine."
The shot was added by Lisa Kurtz Sutton to the
Facebook page started by Alison Martino. 
full size view














A 2010 view of the Fox Venice Theatre.

photo: Bill Counter

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A 1982 look at the Fox Venice playing a double bill
of "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Bridge on the River Kwai."
 That must have been a long evening. The photo is
part of the collection of American Classic Images.
 full size view



    L.A. Public Library Collection   

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A 1982 view by Mike Sergieff of the Fox Venice.
  full size view



A view of stars under the typical Skouras-style
 marquee of the Fox Venice Theatre.  full size view

More of the Fox Venice in the collection:
| facade rendering - Ralph Morris  |
 |  1951 premiere - Ralph Morris  |
 |  another premiere view  |
 |  1968 facade - "Yellow Submarine"  |
 | another 80s marquee shot - Sergieff |



    USC Archives   


A view (part of a set of 6) of a 1951 premiere
at the Fox Venice in the USC Archives. It's a
 photo from the Herald Examiner collection.
 full size view