Historic Bakersfield Fox Theater

2001 H Street,
Bakersfield, CA 93301

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DavidZornig on February 1, 2021 at 9:24 am

Fox Theater looking for photos and memories for it’s 90th anniversary book.


larrygoldsmith on February 6, 2020 at 11:52 am

This theatre is a perfect example of the Souras-ized era. Absolutely beautiful.

DavidZornig on January 25, 2019 at 3:20 pm

Fox Theater Foundation seeking funding to restore their signage.
Go Fund Me link in news story below.


kpdennis on May 7, 2018 at 12:40 pm

Visited for the May 5, 2018 concert by Neil Young and Crazy Horse: beautiful theater, great acoustics, perfect ambiance for the concert. Added a couple pictures to the Photo section.

markp on November 29, 2013 at 7:28 pm

Some killer double features back in the day. 12/14/73, “Fiddler on the Roof” and “Man of LaMancha” That’s over 5 ½ hours of viewing. I also love how “MAS*H” came back 3 times in 6 month period between 9/70 and 4/71. The good old days…..

rivest266 on August 9, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Grand opening ad has been posted here.

plinfesty on June 8, 2011 at 5:40 pm

1976 Bookings: 1/07/76: Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs; Island at the top of the World 1/21/76: Killer orce; Gone in 60 Seconds 1/28/76: King of Hearts (shorts: Bambi Meets Godzillal Thank You, Mask Man) 2/04/76: 3 Days of the Condor; Chinatown 2/11/76: No Deposit, No Return (cartoons: Three Little Pigs; Ugly Duckling; Tortoise and the Hare) 3/12/76: Fantasia 3/24/76: From Beyond the Grave; Tales From the Crypt 3/31/76: The Sunshine Boys; Smile 4/09/76: Lipstick 4/14/76: Lipstick; Death Wish 4/28/76: Lucky Lady; Breakout 5/05/76: Lucky Lady; W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings 5/12/76: Grizzly; Grizzly Adams 5/19/76: Gone With the Wind 5/28/76: Follow Me, Boys (featurette: Ben and Me) 6/04/76: Follow Me, Boys!; Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N. 6/16/76: Embryo; Goodbye, Bruce Lee 6/23/76: Peter Pan (featurette: The Horse With the Flying Tail) 7/07/76: Gus (cartoons: Ferdinand the Bull; The Country Cousin; Lend a Paw) 7/14/76: Peter Pan; Bambi 7/28/76: Jack and the Beanstalk; The Golden Voyage of Sinbad 8/04/76: The Treasure of Matecumbe; The Apple Dumpling Gang 8/25/76: The Littlest Horse Thieves 9/01/76: The Man Who Fell To Earth; Barbarella 9/08/76: Ode To Billy Joe; Return To Macon County 9/15/76: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest; Where’s Poppa? 9/22/76: Guitar Clips and Roach Clips (Quad sound) 9/29/76: Lifeguard; The Bad News Bears 10/06/76: Obsession; Taxi Driver (10/08/76: Preview: Car Wash) 10/27/76: Midway; The Hindenburg (10/30/76: Kids mat: Snoopy Go Home; cartoons) 11/03/76: Shoot; The Killer Elite 11/10/76: Marathon Man 11/24/76: Marathon Man; Hard Times 12/18/76: The Shaggy D.A.; Stormy 12/29/76: The Shaggy D.A.; Ride a Wild Pony

plinfesty on November 21, 2010 at 12:39 am

1975 bookings:
3/12/75: Murder On the Orient Express
3/26/75: Escape To Witch Mountain (cartoon fest)
4/09/74: Escape To Witch Mountain (featurette: Winnie the pooh and tigger Too)
4/16/75: A Woman Under the Influence; Cinderella Liberty
4/23/75: Flesh Gordon; The Groove Tube
5/07/75: Emmanuelle; Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid
5/21/75: Shampoo
6/18/75: Shampoo; The Owl and the Pussycat
6/25/75: Bambi (featurette: The Hound That Thought He Was a Raccoon)
7/02/75: Bambi; Superdad
7/16/75: One Of Our Dinosaurs Are Missing; Cinderella
7/30/75: Linda Lovelace For president; Pardon My Blooper
8/06/75: Nashville
8/20/75: Nashville; White Lightning
8/27/75: Beyond the Door (Quadraphonic Possessound)
9/03/75: Beyond the Door; The Devil’s Rain
9/19/75: Flossie; What Do You Say To a Naked Lady?
9/30/75: Live Closed Circuit: Frazier fight)
10/01/75: Flossie; What Do You Say To a Naked Lady?
10/03/75: Farewell My Lovely; Slither
10/15/75: The Great Gatsby; Once Is Not Enough
10/22/75: The Way We Were; Lords of Flatbush
11/07/75: The Best of Walt Disney’s True-Life Adventures; The Strongest Man in the World
11/19/75: Mahogany; Once Is Not Enough
12/16/75: Walls of Fire (1 day only)
12/17/75: Mahogany; once Is Not Enough
12/20/75: Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs; featurette)

plinfesty on November 21, 2010 at 12:20 am

1974 bookings:
1/09/74: Robin Hood; White Wilderness
1/23/74: Chariots of the Gods
2/08/74: Superdad; Son of Flubber
2/27/74: The Day of the Dolphin; The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean
3/13/74: Jesus Christ Superstar
3/20/74: Jesus Christ Superstar; Pete ‘N Tillie
3/27/74: Cinderella Liberty; Emperor of the North
4/05/74: Alice in Wonderland; Charley and the Angel
4/26/74: The Sting (11 weeks)
7/10/74: Herbie Rides Again (featurette: Legend of Sleepy Hollow)
8/07/72: Herbie Rides Again; The World’s Greatest Athlete
8/14/74: The Castaway Cowboy; The Absent-Minded Professor
8/21/74: The Castaway Cowboy; On Any Sunday
8/28/74: Return of the Dragon; Lightning Sword of Death
9/11/74: The White Dawn; The Golden Voyage of Sinbad
9/18/74: The Internecine Project; Papillon
9/25/74: The Tamarind Seed; Cops and Robbers
10/02/74: Claudine; Electra Glide in Blue
10/09/74: Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein (3-D)
10/23/74: Fantasia (cartoon – Touchdown Mickey)
11/06/74: The Bears and I; The Shaggy Dog
11/20/74: Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones (“Surround Sound”); Mad Dogs and Englishmen)
11/27/74: Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N.; That Darn Cat
12/04/74: Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N.; The Daring Dobermans
12/11/74: Deep Throat Part II; The Mad Mad Movie Makers
12/20/74: Earthquake (Sensurround) (11 weeks)

plinfesty on November 21, 2010 at 12:07 am

1973 bookings:
1/10/73: Avanti!; Pulp
(1/13-1/14/73: MGM Matinee: Zebra in the Kitchen; cartoons)
1/19/73: The Sword in the Stone; Nikki – Wild Dog of the North
2/07/73: The World’s Greatest Athlete; Now You See Him, Now You Don't
2/28/73: Sounder; The Hot Rock
3/07/73: The Poseidon Adventure
4/18/73: Charley and the Angel; Cinderella
4/25/73: The Heartbreak Kid; The War Between Men and Women
5/02/73: Sleuth; The Cuplepper Cattle Co.
5/09/73: Man of La Mancha; Cactus in the Snow
5/16/73: Dirty Harry; Klute
(5/19-5/20/73: Matinees; The Lemon Grove Kids Meet the Monsters; 2nd “horrific” feature)
5/23/73: A Clockwork Orange; Bananas
6/06/73: Scorpio; Skyjacked
6/13/73: Battle For the Planet of the Apes; Big Jake
6/27/73: Live and Let Die; The Mechanic
7/11/73: The Aristocats; Song of the South
7/25/73: Mary Poppins (featurette – The Silver Fox and Sam Davenport)
8/09/73: Tom Sawyer; Brother of the Wind
8/23/73: The Sound of Music
9/12/73: Harry In Your pocket; Take the Money and Run
9/21/73: The New Centurians; Five Easy Pieces
9/28/73: A Touch of Class; Made For Each Other
10/05/73: Last Tango in Paris
10/31/73: Electra Glide in Blue; The Outside Man
11/07/73: North Country and Bigfoot
11/21/73: That Darn Cat; Dumbo
12/07/73: Jeremy; Harry in Your Pocket
12/14/73: Fiddler On the Roof; Man of La Mancha
12/21/73: Robin Hood (featurette: Nature’s Strangest Creatures)

plinfesty on November 20, 2010 at 11:50 pm

1972 bookings:
1/12/72: Kotch; Lovers and Other Strangers
1/19/72: The RA Expeditions
2/02/72: Song of the South; Never a Dull Moment
2/16/72: Straw Dogs; Lawman
3/01/72: Sunday Bloody Sunday; Doc
3/08/72: Toklat (short – Get Hot)
3/29/72: Bedknobs and Broomsticks; In Search of the Castaways
4/05/72: The French Connection; Vanishing Point
4/26/72: The Hospital; Sunday Bloody Sunday
5/10/72: Together; What Do You Say To a Naked Lady?
5/17/72: Fritz the Cat (featurette: Bronco Billy)
5/24/72: Swiss Family Robinson; 101 Dalmations
5/31/72: The Concert For Bangladesh; Zachariah
6/06/72: An Evening With the Royal Ballet
6/07/72: The Hot Rock; Made For Each Other
6/14/72: The Bisquit Eater; Pinocchio
6/21/72: Ben; Tales From the Crypt
6/28/72: Duck, You Sucker!; Chato’s Land
7/05/72: Conquest of the Planet of the Apes; The Honkers
7/19/72: Fuzz; Cold Turkey
7/26/72: Junior Bonner; Puppet On a Chain
8/02/72: The Other; The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight
8/09/72: Patton; MASH
8/23/72: Napoleon and Samantha; The Misadventures of Merlin Jones
8/30/72: Bluebeard; Pretty Maids All in a Row
9/06/72: Fillmore; Concert For Bangladesh
9/13/72: Thunderball; You Only Live Twice
9/20/72: Housewives' Report; Such Good Friends
9/27/72: Everything You’ve Always Wanted To Know About Sex…But Were Afraid To Ask; Lady Liberty
10/04/72: Hickey and Boggs; Magnificent 7 Ride Again
10/11/72: Fiddler On the Roof
11/01/72: Where Does It Hurt?; Hannie Caulder
11/08/72: The French Connection; M
(11/11-11/09/72:matinees: tom thumb)
11/15/72: The Last Picture Show; Easy Rider
11/22/72: Dumbo; The Legend of Lobo
11/29/72: Hammersmith Is Out; Where Does It Hurt?
(12/02-12/03/72: The Christmas That Almost Wasn’t; 3 cartoons)
12/06/72: When the Legends Die; Tora! Tora! Tora!
(12/09/72: Sneak preview)
12/13/72: Fuzz; The Hospital
12/22/72: Snowball Express; The African Lion (featurette – Magic of Disneyland)

plinfesty on November 18, 2010 at 12:48 am

1971 bookings:
1/13/71: Lovers and Other Strangers; Underground
1/20/71: Joe; Putney Swope
1/27/71: Thunderball; You Only Live Twice
2/10/71: The Wild Country; The Boatniks
2/24/71: Where’s Poppa?; Sabata
2/28/71: The private Life of Sherlock Holmes; Baquero
3/03/71: MASH; Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
3/24/71: Cold Turkey; The Twelve Chairs
4/02/71: The Barefoot Executive; The Savage Wild
4/07/71: The Barefoot Executive; The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes
4/14/71: M
ASH; Patton
4/28/71: Tora! Tora! Tora!
5/26/71: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea; Son of Flubber
6/09/71: Valdez is Coming; Assassination Bureau
6/16/71: Vanishing Point; Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
6/23/71: Man and Boy; True Grit
6/30/71: Support Your Local Gunfighter; The Deserter
7/07/71: The $1,000,000 Duck; The Barefoot Executive
7/21/71: Bananas; Von Richtofen and Brown
7/28/71: Evil Knievel; Celebration at Big Sur
8/04/71: The Hunting Party; Midnight Cowboy
8/11/71: Willard; The House That Dripped Blood
8/25/71: Scandalous John; King of the Grizzlies
9/01/71: Lawman; Support Your Local Gunfighter
9/08/71: The Andromeda Strain; Colossus – the Forbin Project
9/22/71: The Panic in Needle Park; Little Murders
9/29/71: The Touch; The Statue
10/06/71: Doc; The Hunting Party
10/13/71: The Mephisto Waltz; The Seven Minutes
10/20/71: The Organization; Lawman
10/27/71: The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker; Making It
11/03/71: Born to Win; What Do You Say To a Naked Lady?
(11/06-11/07/71: Kids matinees: Kingdom in the Clouds; cartoons)
11/10/71: American Wilderness
11/24/71: The living Desert; The Vanishing Prairie (featurette: Dad, Can I Borrow the Car?)
12/01/71: The Stewardesses (3-D)
12/22/71: Diamonds Are Forever

plinfesty on November 18, 2010 at 12:28 am

1970 bookings:
1/07/70: Krakatoa, East of Java; Guns of the Magnificent Seven
1/14/70: The Undefeated; Bandolero!
1/28/70: Battle Of Britain; Impasse
2/11/70: The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes; A Challenge For Robin Hood (featurette-It’s Tough To Be a Bird)
2/25/70: Topaz; The Last Adventure
3/04/70: The Only Game In Town; Tony Rome
3/11/70: The Secret of Santa Vittoria; File of the Golden Goose
3/18/70: Gaily, Gaily; The Scalphunters
3/25/70: John and Mary; Lady in Cement
4/01/70: The Kremlin Letter; The Girl Who Couldn’t Say No
4/08/70: Midnight Cowboy; Alice’s Restaurant
4/22/70: They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?; Take the Money and Run
5/06/70: Jenny; Viva Max!
5/13/70: The Happy Ending; The Night They Raided Minsky's
(5/16-5/17/70: Kids matinees: Hansel and Gretl; cartoons)
5/20/70: What Do You Say To a Naked Lady?; The Secret of Sana Vittoria
5/27/70: Let It Be; Help!
6/03/70: The Magic Christian; Flare-up
6/10/70: Too Late the Hero; The Bridge at Remagen
6/17/70: The Christine Jorgensen Stgory; Once Upon a Time In the West
6/24/70: Beneath the planet of the Apes; The Games
7/08/70: The Boatniks; Rascal
7/29/70: The Hawaiians; The Last Grenade
8/05/10: Patton
9/09/70: The Landlord; The Hawaiians
9/16/70: MAS*H (Roadrunner cartoon)
10/21/70: Hello Dolly (Benefit Premiere – Bob Magthias re-election)
10/22/70: Pieces of Dreams; The Moonshine War
(10/24-10/25/70: The Phantom Tollbooth)
10/28/70: It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World; Support Your Local Sheriff
11/04/70: Move; John and Mary
11/10/70: Cougar Country
(11/21/70: Kids mat: Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol; Mr. Magoo’s Little Snow White)
11/25/70: Hello, Dolly!; The Mercenary
12/02/70: The McKenzie Break; Ned Kelly
12/09/70: The Bird With the Crystal Plumage; Goodbye Gemini
(12/12-12/13/70: Santa and the Three Bears)
12/15/70: The Wild Country (special invitational screening)
12/16/70: Whirlpool; The Female Animal
12/25/70: The Aristocats (featurette: Niok the Orphan Elephant)
(12/31/70: added preview: The Wild Country)

plinfesty on November 12, 2010 at 6:59 pm

1969 Bookings:
1.08.69: The Yellow Submarine; Live a Little – Love a Little
1.15.69: The Night They Raided Minsky’s; 5 Card Stud
(1.18.69: Sat kids matinee: N/A)
1.22.69: Lady in Cement; A Flea In Her Ear
(1.25.69: Sat kids mat: Magic Boy; Destination Moon)
1.29.69: Charge of the light Brigade; 2nd feature
(2.01.69-2.02.69: Kids mats: Aladdin and His Magic Lamp)
2.05.69: Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell; Shalako
(2.08.69: Sat kids: Misty; Arizona Raiders)
2.11.69: Swiss Family Robinson; The Happiest Millionaire
2.19.69: Swiss Family Robinson; Charlie, the Lonesome Cougar
2.26.69: Rachel, Rachel; The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
(3.01.69: Sat kids: The Reluctant Astronaut; The Ghost and Mr. Chicken)
(3.08.69: Sat kids: Munster, Go Home; The Incredible Mr. Limpet)
3.12.69: The African Safari; Will Penny
3.19.69: Charly; The Thomas Crown Affair
(3.22.69: Sat kids: The Singing Princess)
3.26.69: Angel in my Pocket; Hellfighters
4.09.69: Hell in the Pacific; Sinai Commandos
4.16.69: The Killing of Sister George; Coogan’s Bluff
(4.19.69: sat kids: Alias Jesse James; cartoons)
4.23.69: The Killing of Sister George; Barbarella
(4.26-4.27.69: Sat Sun kids: Pinocchio (live-action)
4.30.69: Hannibal Brooks; Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell
5.07.69: The Magus; The Touchables
5.10.69: Sat kids: Batman; The Secret of Magic Island; cartoons)
5.14.69: Where It’s At; How Sweet It Is!
(5.17.69: Free Merchants mat: Blast-off; chptr 1: Canadian Mounties vs Atomic Invaders; cartoons)
5.21.69: Midas Run; The Stalking Moon
(5.24.69: Free Merchants mat: Smokey; chptr 2: Canadian Mounties; cartoons)
5.28.69: Winning; Strategy of Terror
6.04.69: Winning; The Cincinatti Kid
(6.07.69: Free merchants mat: The Incredible Mr. Limpet)
6.11.69: If it’s Tuesday, It Must Be Belgium; 2nd feature
(6.14.69: Free Sat Merchants show: n/a)
6.18.69: How To Commit Marriage; Harper
6.25.69: The Love Bug (featurette: Winnie the pooh and the Blustery Day) (includes Wed premiere with Brock’s Fashion Show for Children’s Home Society)
7.02.69: The Love Bug; Git!
7.16.69: Popi; Subterfuge
7.23.69: Doctor Zhivago; Yours, Mine and Ours
7.30.69: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; Submarine X-1
8.06.69: Che!; 100 Rifles
8.13.69: Rascal; Blackbeard’s Ghost
8.20.69: Whatever Happened to Aunt Alice?; How To Commit Marriage
8.27.69: The Chairman; Planet of the Apes
9.03.69: Ring of Bright Water; Follow Me
(9.06.69: Sat kids: Hatari)
9.10.69: Number One; If It’s Tuesday, It Must Be Belgium
(9.13.69: Free Sat mat: Willie mcBean and His Magic Machine)
9.17.69: Some Kind of Nut!; West Side Story
9.24.69: Staircase; Joanna
10.01.69: The Lion in Winter; I Love You, Alice B. Toklas
10.08.69: Can Heironymus Merkin Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness; The Love God
10.14.69: Macbeth (1 night only)
10.15.69: Midnight Cowboy; The Stalking Moon
10.29.69: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid; Mackenna’s Gold
(11.01.69: Sat kids: Help!)
(11.08.69: Sat kids: Who’s Minding the Mint?)
11.19.69: Darby O'Gill and the Little People; The Parent Trap
11.26.69: Alice’s Restaurant; The First Time
12.10.69: Camille 2000; That Cold Day in the Park
(12.13.69: Sat kids: Munster, Go Home!)
12.18.69: On Her Majesty’s Secret Service; Kill a Dragon
(12.27.69: Sat kids: Texas African Style)

plinfesty on November 12, 2010 at 6:25 pm

1968 Bookings:
1.24.68: The wicked Dreams of Paula Schultz; Fitzwilly
(1.27.68-1.28.68: morning: The Wacky World of Mother Goose)
1.31.68: Billion Dollar Brain; The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
(2.06.68-2.07.68: matinees: John F. Kennedy: Years of Lightning, Days of Drums)
2.07.68: The Happiest Millionaire
2.14.68: The Happiest Millionaire; Clambake
2.21.68: The Happiest Millionaire; Who’s Minding the Mint?
2.28.68: Valley of the Dolls; I Deal in Danger
3.27.68: Valley of the Dolls; The Incident
4.03.68: Blackbeard’s Ghost; Bright of the Grand Canyon
4.10.68: The Scalphunters; The President’s Analyst
4.17.68: In the Heat of the Night; Waterhole #3
5.01.68: Around the World in 80 Days (featurette: Nature’s Half-Acre; Pink Panther cartoon)
5.08.68: The Party; Danger Route
(5.11.68: Studio preview)
5.15.68: How I Won the War; Lord Love a Duck (4 days only)
5.19.68: Elvira Madigan
5.21.68: Hamlet (Maximilian Schell) (1 day only)
5.22.68: Elvira Madigan
5.24.68: Bedazzled; Two For the Road
5.29.68: Yours, Mine and Ours; Enter Laughing
6.05.68: Yours, Mine and Ours; Up the Down Staircase
6.12.68: Planet of the Apes; The Flim Flam Man
6.26.68: Planet of the Apes; How To Save a Marriage…and Ruin Your Life
7.03.68: Bandolero; The Vengeance of She
7.10.68: Bandolero; Hombre
7.17.68: The one and only, Genuine, Original Family Band; Bambi (cartoon – The Three Little Pigs)
7.31.68: The Thomas Crown Affair; No Way To Treat a Lady
8.14.68: Never a Dull Moment; The Shaggy Dog (featurette: Micky Mouse’s Happy Birthday Show)
8.21.68: Never a Dull Moment; The Shakiest Gun in the West
8.28.68: The Detective; The Sweet Ride
9.04.68: The Detective; Madigan
9.11.68: The Parent trap; Custer of the West
9.18.68: Deadfall; Tony Rome
9.25.68: The Secret Life of an American Wife; 2nd feature
10.02.68: Prudence and the Pill; A Guide To the Married Man
(10.05.68: sat kids mat: Tobar the Great; 5 cartoons)
10.09.68: Salt and Pepper; Hang ‘Em High
(10.12.68: Sat kids mat: Jack Frost)
10.16.68: West Side Story; Inspector Clouseau
(10.19.68: Sat sneakpreview)
10.23.68: Paper Lion; The Devil’s Brigade
(10.29.68: Tues Mat Operettas: Brigadoon)
10.30.68: The Boston Strangler; The Secret Life of an American Wife
(11.05.68: Mat. operetta: The Student Prince)
(11.12.68: matinee operetta: The Firefly)
(11.16.68: kids matinee: Black Sabbath; cartoons)
(11.19.68: matinee operetta: Bittersweet)
11.20.68: The Producers; Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?
(11.23.68: kids matinee: Indian Paint; cartoons)
11.27.68: Hot Millions; The Split
(11.29.68-12.01.68: matinees: Tom Thumb (Childhood Productions))
12.03.68: Grand Tour of Eastern Europe and Russia (1 day only)
12.04.68: Therese and Isabelle; The Legend of Lylah Claire
(12.07.68: Sat kids mat: The Flight That Disappeared)
12.11.68: Pretty Poison; The Detective
(12.13.68: Friday 13th Midnight: The Black Sabbath; Teen-Age Zombies)
(12.14.68: Sat kids mat: First Spaceship on Venus; Laurel & Hardy in 30 Years of Fun)
12.20.68: The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit featurette: Winnie the pooh and the Blustery Day_

plinfesty on November 12, 2010 at 5:53 pm

1967 Bookings:
1.11.67: Khartoum; Return of the Seven
1.18.67: After hte Fox; Taxi From tobruk
1.25.67: The Quiller Memorandum; The Flight of the Phoenix
2.01.67: A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To the Forum; Arrivederci, Baby!
2.08.67: A Fistful of Dollars; Kiss the Girls and Watch Them Die
2.15.67: Georgy Girl; The Sleeping Car Murder
(2.18.67: Kids mat: Robinson Crusoe on Mars; cartoons)
2.22.67: Monkey’s, Go Home!; The Cat
(2.26.67: Sun morning: Closed-circuit Daytona 500 Race)
3.01.67: The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming; The Fortune Cookie
3.07.67: Madame Butterfly (one day only)
3.08.67: The Endless Summer; Sun Scorched
3.17.67: The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin; Kati and the Wildcat
3.24.67: In Like Flint; Come Spy With Me
4.05.67: How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying; The Tramplers
4.11.67: Switzerland and the Alps (with live narration)(one day only)
4.12.67: Tobruk; Gunfight in Abaline
4.19.67: A Man For All Seasons (short: Herb Albert and the Tijuanna Brass Double Feature)
5.17.67: The Alamo; The Appaloosa
5.23.67: Royal Ballet: Romeo and Juliet (1 day only)
5.24.67: The Shaggy Dog; The Absent-Minded Professor
6.07.67: Caprice; Fantastic Voyage
6.14.67: Hombre; Rio Conchos
6.21.67: 8 On the Lam; Finders Keepers
6.28.67: You Only Live Twice (cartoon – Pink Paradise)
7.12.67: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs; Tammy and the Millionare
7.19.67: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs; Born Free
7.26.67: The Way West; For a Few Dollars More
8.02.67: A Guide For the Married Man; What a Way To Go
8.09.67: The Gnome-Mobile; The Legend of the Boy and the Eagle
8.16.67: The Gnome-Mobile; The Reluctant Astronaut
8.23.67: In the heat of the Night; Lightning Bolt
(8.26.67: Kids morning: Free cartoon carnival)
8.30.67: In the Heat of the Night; Deadlier than the Male
9.06.67: Divorce American Style; Georgy Girl
9.13.67: Woman Times Seven; The Caper of the Golden Bulls
(9.16.67-9.17.67: matginees: The Daydreamer)
9.20.67: Barefoot in the Park; The Tall Women
9.27.67: Two For the Road; Zorba the Greek
(9.30.67: morning kids: Invasion of the Animal People; Battle of the World; Monster From the Ocean Floor)
10.04.67: The Honey Pot; The Way West
10.11.67: Rough Night in Jericho; The Perils of Pauline
10.18.67: Rough Night in Jericho; The Long Duel
10.25.67: The Taming of the Shrew
(11.04.67: Sat kids: Fluffy; Namu, the Killer Whale)
11.08.67: The Flim-Flam Man; Caprice
11.14.67: Bolshoi Ballet ‘67 (1 day only)
11.15.67: The Sand Pebbles
12.06.67: The Sand Pebbles; Operation Kid Brother
12.13.67: The Sand Pebbles; The Last Challenge
12.20.67: The Jungle Book; Charlie, the Lonesome Cougar

plinfesty on October 21, 2010 at 4:48 pm

12.30.66: Follow Me, Boys; Taffy and the Jungle Hunter

plinfesty on October 21, 2010 at 4:47 pm

12.25.66: Follow Me, Boys (featurette: Nature’s Half-Acre)

plinfesty on October 21, 2010 at 4:45 pm

1966 Bookings:
1.19.66: Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines (short: Ski Colorado)
2.16.66: The Great Race
3.16.66: The Spy Who Came In From the Cold; The Slender Thread
3.23.66: The Spy Who Came in From the Cold; The War Lover
4.01.66: Bambi; The incredible Mr. Limpet
4.15.66: The Greatest Story Ever Told
4.22.66: A Thousand Clowns; Where the Spies Are
4.29.66: Tokyo Olympiad; Circus World
5.04.66: Harper; Never Too Late
5.18.66: The Group; The Great Spy Mission
5.25.66: The Trouble With Angels; Winter a Go-Go
(5.27.66: Sneak preview)
6.01.66: Born Free; Git
(6.04.66: Sat kids mat: Tarzan’s Three Challenges; cartoons)
6.08.66: Born free; Cat Ballou
(6.11.66: kids mat: Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs; cartoons)
6.15.66: The Singing Nun; McHale’s navy Joins the Air Force
(6.18.66: Kods mat: The Patsy; cartoons)
6.22.66: The Singing Nun; North By Northwest
(6.25.66: Kids mat: Alakazam the Great)
6.29.66: Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N. (featurette: Run, Appaloosa, Run!)
7.20.66: Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N.; Maya
7.27.66: The Ten Commandments
8.10.66: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
8.31.66: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; A Big Hand For the Little Lady
(9.03.66: Sat morning kids show: n/a)
9.14.66: Oklahoma; Seven Brides For Seven Brothers
(9.17.66: Sat kids mat: A Hard Day’s Night; Help!; shorts: The Rolling Stones; The Dave Clark Five)
9.18.66: The Wild Angels; The Girl Getters
9.28.66: Goldfinger; Dr. No
10.05.66: A Patch of Blue; The Singing Nun
(10.08.66: Sat mat: Sleeping Beauty (Childhood Productions); 5 cartoons)
10.12.66: How To Steal a Million; Blues For Lovers
10.19.66: Dear John; Agent 38-24-36
(10.22.66: Kids mat: Mister Moses; A Boy Ten Feet Tall
10.27.66: Macbeth (one night only)
10.28.66: The fighting Prince of Donegal; Those Calloways
11.04.66: Way…Way Out; Stagecoach
11.11.66: La Dolce Vita (English); The Loved One
(11.11.66-11.12.66: Kids show: Cinderella (Childhood productions); 5 cartoons)
11.16.66: The Blue Max
12.07.66: The Blue Max; The Glass Bottom Boat
(12.13.66: Private premiere: Follow Me, Boys)
(12.17.66: American legion Canned Food mat: Zebra in the kitchen; 5 cartoons)
(12.21.66-12.24.66: mats: The Christmas That Almost Wasn’t)
12.21.66: Walk, Don’t Run; Cat Ballou

plinfesty on October 21, 2010 at 4:17 pm

1965 Bookings:
1.10.65: The Disorderly Orderly; Ring of Treason
1.20.65: Father Goose; The Big Parade of Comedy
1.27.65: Father Goose; Bedtime Story
2.05.65: Mary Poppins (stereo)
3.10.65: The Americanization of Emily; Nothing But the Best
3.17.65: Baby, the Rain Must Fall; The Americanizaion of Emily
(3.20.65: Midnight: Haunted Palace; Comedy of Terror; Masque of the Red Death)
3.24.65: Marriage, Italian Style; Beat the Devil
3.31.65: Johnny Goldfarb, Please Come Home; What a Way To Go
4.07.65: Johnny Goldfarb, Plaeas Come Home; Peyton Place
4.14.65: Major Dundee; The Outlaws Is Coming!
4.21.65: Major Dundee; Under the Yum-Yum Tree
4.28.65: The Truth About Spring; This Happy Feeling
5.05.65: Cheyenne Autumn; Beach Blanket Bingo
5.19.65: Cheyenne Autumn; The Pink Panther
5.26.65: How To Murder Your Wife; Doctor in Distress
6.02.65: How To Murder Your Wife; The Rounders
6.09.65: How To Murder Your Wife; Masquerade
6.16.65: The Girls On the Beach; Brainstorm
6.23.65: Cinderella; The 7 Faces of Dr. Lao
7.02.65: The Yellow Rolls-Royce; A Shot In the Dark
7.14.65: In Harm’s Way; A Swingin' Summer
7.21.65: In Harm’s Way; Mister Moses
7.28.65: Ski Party; In Harm’s Way
8.04.65: The Train; I’ll Take Sweden
(8.13.65: Friday 13th Mat: Monsters Crash the Pajama Party; 2nd feature)
8.18.65: What’s New, Pussycat?; Why Bother To Knock
8.25.65: What’s New, Pussycat?; Sex and the Single Girl
9.01.65: Von Ryan’s Express; Fate Is the Hunter
(9.11.65: Sat morning kids: Robinson Crusoe on Mars; Battle Beyond the Sun; Snow White and the Three Stooges)
9.15.65: The Collector; A High Wind in Jamaica
9.22.65: Never On Sunday; Topkapi
9.29.65: An Evening With the Royal Ballet
10.01.65: Lord Jim; Genghis Khan
10.06.65: Billie; Tickle Me
10.13.65: Old Yeller; Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion
10.20.65: Old Yeller; McClintock
10.27.65: Marriage On the Rocks; Requiem For a Gunfighter
(10.30.65: Spook show mat: 2 features; Casper cartoons; 3 Stooges comedy)
11.03.65: Marriage On the Rocks; The Sandpiper
11.10.65: Ship of Fools; Marriage on the Rocks
11.17.65: Ship of fools; Bambole
11.24.65: The Cincinatti Kid; Murder Ahoy
(11.26.65-11/27/65: kids mat: The Dwarfs To the Rescue; 5 cartoons)
12.08.65: The Bedford Incident; Horror Castle
12.15.65: A Hard Day’s Night; Help! (shorts: The Rolling Stones; The Dave Clark Five)
(12.18.65-12.19.65: Kids mat: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians; 5 cartoons)
(12.20.65-12.23.65: mats: KLYD Radio Xmas Movie Party – new movie every day)
12.25.65: That Darn Cat (featurette: Flash, the Teenage Otter)

plinfesty on October 13, 2010 at 11:06 pm

1964 bookings:
(1.04.64: Sat morning kids: Excuse My Dust)
1.10.64: Charade (featurette: Songs of Evening)
(1.18.64: Sat morning kids: Lad: a Dog)
(1.24.64: Sneak preview)
(1.25.64: Sat kids: Hercules Unchained)
1.25.64: Charade; Sword of Lancelot
1.31.64: Fantasia (stereo); (cartoon: Whistle, Plunk and Boom (stereo)
2.05.64: Lord of the Flies; The Sporting Life
(2.08.64: Sat morning kids: Arabian Nights)
2.12.64: The Misadventures of Merlin Jones (featurette: Disneyland After Dark)
2.26.64: Man’s Favorite Sport; The Traitors (3.01.64: added Clay-Liston Fight Pictures)
3.04.64: Man’s Favorite Sport; Kings of the Sun (added: Clay-Liton fight films)
(3.07.64: Kids show: Francis in the Haunted House)
3.11.64: Love With the Proper Stranger (Football highlights of 1963)
3.13.64: Love With the Proper Stranger; Stolen Hours
(3.14.64-3.15.64: morning and afternoon closed circuit show: The Beatles D.C. concert with the beach Boys and Leslie Gore)
3.19.64: Opera film: Figaro; ballet film: Cinderella (Bolshoi Ballet)
3.20.64: A Tiger Walks; The Starfighters
3.25.64: A Tiger Walks; Big Red
(3.28.64: Sat morning: all cartoon show)
4.01.64: The Cardinal; A Tiger Walks
4.08.64: The Brass Bottle; Kiss of the Vampire
(4.11.64: kids show: The Swordsman of Sienna)
4.15.64: Captain Newman; That Touch of Mink
(4.18.64: Sat morning kids: The 3 Stooges in Orbit)
4.22.64: Captain Newman; The Prize
(4.25.64: Sat morning kids: King of the Wild Stallions)
4.29.64: Sunday in New York; In the French Style
(5.02.64: Sat morning kids: Glory)
(5.02.64: Studio Preview)
5.06.64: Advance to the Rear; Flight From Ashiya
5.09.64: Sat Wonder Bread Fun Show – Public Pigeon No. 1)
5.13.64: Mutiny On the Bounty; Mail Order Bride
5.20.64: Dr. Strangelove; Carry on Regardless
(5.23.64: Sat morning kids: Zorro Rides Again
5.27.64: Dr. Strangelove; America, America
(5.30.64: Sat morning kids: Merry Andrew)
(5.30.64: Studio Preview)
6.03.64: The Longest Day; The Comancheros
(6.06.64: Sat morning kids show: n/a)
6.10.64: Wild and Wonderful; Soldier In the Rain
(6.12.64: Fri Midnight show: On Stage: Steve Drexel; on screen: Terrified; Hot Rod Gang
6.19.64: The Three Lives of Thomasina; The Incredible Mr. Limpet
7.03.64: The Unsinkable Molly Brown (short – 3-Minute Hour)
7.08.64: The Unsinkable Molly Brown; Where the Boys Are
7.22.64: The Moon Spinners; Lillies of the Field
8.05.64: Marnie; A Distant Trumpet
(8.14.64: Sneak preview)
(8.15.64: Sat morning kids: Heidi and Peter)
8.19.64: Flipper’s New Adventure; North To Alaska
(8.22.64: Sat morning kids: All Disney cartoon show)
8.26.64: McHale’s Navy; Island of the Blue Dolphins
(8.29.64: Sat morning kids: Giant of Marathon)
9.02.64: Bikini Beach; Some People
9.09.64: The New Interns; Honeymoon Hotel
9.16.64: The Night of the Iguana; Any Number Can Win
9.23.64: The Night of the Iguana; The 7th Dawn
(9.26.64: Sat morning kids: Tammy Tell Me True; I Was a Teenage Frankenstein; The Phantom Planet
10.02.64: The Chalk Garden; The World of Henry Orient
10.09.64: So Dear To My Heart; The Incredible Journey
10.16.64: Behold a Pale Horse; From Russia With Love
10.23.64: Send Me No Flowers; Young and Willing
10.28.64: Send Me No Flowers; I’d Rather Be Rich
(10.31.64: Midnight: On stage: Hypnotist Ormond McGill; on screen: The Evkil Eye)
11.04.64: Becket; The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
11.10.64: Pajama Party; Hercules and the Captive Women
11.18.64: Failsafe; Blood on the Arrow
11.25.64: Roustebout; Stage to Thunderrock
12.02.64: First Men On the moon; East of Sudan
12.09.64: Of Human Bondage; The Four Days of Naples
(12.12.64: American legion canned food show: Snow White and the Three Stooges; The First Man in Space)
12.18.64: Emil and the Detectives (featurette: The tattooed Police Horse)
12.30.64: Goodbye, Charlie; Rio Conchos

CSWalczak on October 4, 2010 at 4:40 pm

The title, according to its Library of Congress entry is officially “Fox: The Last Word – The Story of the World’s Finest Theater”. It is indeed a wonderful book, but out-of-print and not easy to find. Amazon occasionally has a few used copies, but they are rarely less than $200 and sometimes have sold for over a $1,000. It is truly a collector’s item.

Simon Overton
Simon Overton on October 4, 2010 at 3:33 pm

That’s a lot of research and hard work to enter all of those movies.

If anyone has access to the cavernous 5,000 + seat San Francisco “fabulous & foolish” Fox (1929-1963) book by Preston Kaufman.
He pains-takingly listed of the theaters complete movie screenings along with attendance and income and Lord knows what else.
This book is an absolute MUST for all cinema/theater buffs!!!

plinfesty on September 29, 2010 at 8:28 pm

1963 bookings:
(1-05-63: Sat. kids: 1001 Arabian Nights)
1/09/63: Boccaccio ‘70 (featurette: Trade Winds; Tweetie-Bird cartoon)
(1/12/63: Sat kids: Goliath and the Dragon)
1/16/63: Gigot; Lisa
(1/19/63: Sat kids: Up Periscope)
1/23/63: Sodom and Gomorrah (featurette: Wonderful Arkansa)
(1/26/63: Sat kids: Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea)
(1/26/63: sneak preview)
1/30/63: Divorce, Italian Style; Waltz of the Toreadors
(2/02/63: Sat kids: The Littlest Hobo)
2/06/63: Billy Budd; The Frightened City
2/13/63: Madame; Make Mine Mink
(2/16/63: Sat kids: Journey to the 7th Planet)
(2/16/63: Midnight: Frankenstein 1970; Gidget)
2/20/63: Son of Flubber; Stowaway in the Sky
3/06/63: Diamond Head; Two Tickets to Paris
(3/09/63: Sat kids: Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki)
(3/16/63: Sat kids:Alakazam the Great)
3/20/63: 40 Pounds of Trouble; Stagecoach to Dancer’s Rock
(3/23/63: Flight of the Lost Balloon)
3/27/63: To Kill a Mockingbird (featurette: Pacific Paradise)
(3/30/63: Sat kids: The Three Stooges in Orbit)
(4/06/63: Sat kids: It Came From Outer Space)
(4/13/63: Sat kids: The Fabulous World of Jules Verne)
(4/20/63: Sat kids: The Atomic Submarine)
4/24/63: The Birds; The Mystery Submarine
(4/27/63: Sat kids: The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold)
5/01/63: The Birds; The Raven
(5/04/63: Sat kids: Walt Disney cartoon show)
5/08/63: The Birds; The Manchurian Candidate
(5/11/63: Sat kids: Creature From the Black Lagoon)
5/15/63: Nine Hours to Rama; Auntie Mame
(5/18/63: Sat kids: The Incredible Shrinking Man)
5/22/63: The Ugly American; I Like Money
(5/25/63: Sat kids: Atlantis, the Lost Continent)
5/29/63: The List of Adrian Messenger; Paraniac!
(5/29/63: Midnight: on stage: monster show; on screen: Night Creatures)
(6/01/63: Sat kids: The Mighty Ursus)
6/05/63: Mondo Cane (featurette: Invitation to Monte Carlo)
(6/08/63: Sat kids: Francis in the Haunted House)
6/12/63: The Stripper; The Loves of Salammbo
(6/15/63: Sat kids: on stage: Gorilla “Oro” in Dr. Silkini’s Scream Show; on screen: The Land Unknown)
(6/17/63-6/18/63: vacation party morning: The Lost World; The time Machine; Five Weeks in a Balloon)
6/19/63: Tammy and the Doctor; Showdown
6/28/63: Savage Sam; Yellowstone Cubs
7/06/63: Sat kids: The Cosmic Man)
7/12/63: The Longest Day
(7/13/63: KAFY radio Midnight: Battle of the Bands)
(7/22/63: One night only: LIVE Sonny Liston vs Floyd Patterson World Championship Fight)
8/02/63: Summer Magic; 30 Years of Fun
(8/10/63: Sat kids: The Adventures of Davy Crockett)
8/16/63: The Thrill Of It All; Cure or Kill
(8/17/63: Sat kids: The Boy and the Pirates)
(8/24/63: Sat kids: The Magic Sword)
8/30/63: For Love of Money; The Girl Hunters
(8/31/63: Sat kids: Morgan the Pirate; Blue Hawaii; The incredible Shrinking Man)
(9/07/63: Sat kids: “Big” feature; 3 Stooges)
9/11/63: Come Blow Your Horn; Roman Holiday
(9/13/63: Midnight: The Premature Burial; Phantom of the Opera; Tales of Terror)
(9/20/63: Free kids show)
9/26/63: The V.I.P.’s (featurette: A Journey to Understanding)
10/02/63: The V.I.P.’s; Murder at the Gallop
(10/03/63: sneak preview)
10/05/63 ONLY: The Grand Tour: Europe In Your Own Car (travel film)
10/06/63: The V.I.P’s; Murder at the Gallop
10/16/63: The Leopard; Marilyn
(10/19/63: Sat kids: Lost Planet Airmen)
10/23/63: X-The Man With X-Ray Eyes; The Young Racers
(10/26/63: Sat kids:The Sad Sack; Hercules; Teenage Monster)
(10/27/63: Travel film: Italian Holiday)
10/30/63: Wives and Lovers; Of Love and Desire
11/06/63: The Incredible Journey; Calvary Command
(11/16/63-11/17/63: Sat Sun mats: The Miracle of Santa’s Reindeer; cartoon – The Jolly Genie)
11/27/63: Under the Yum Yum Tree
(11/29/63: Friday free Wonderbread show: Wonders of Aladdin)
(12/07/63: Sat kids: All cartoon show)
12/11/63: A New Kind of Love; A Face in the Rain
(12/13/63: midnight: Blood of the Vampire; Circus of Horrors; Brides of Dracula)
(12/14/63: Sat kids: All cartoon show)
12/18/63: The Haunted Palace; The Mindbenders)
(12/21/63: Sat kids: American Legion canned food show: My Dog Buddy)
12/25/63: The Sword in the Stone; The Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze)
(12/31/63: sneak preview)
(10/31/63: Dr. Jeckyl and his Weird Show – mat: The Man Who Could Cheat Death; Eve: tripple horror feature)