Fox Cabrillo Theatre

115 W. 7th Street,
San Pedro, CA 90731

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Previously operated by: Fox West Coast Theatres

Architects: Phillip W. Holler, Mendel Meyer

Firms: Meyer & Holler

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Fox Cabrillo Theatre exterior

The Fox Cabrillo Theatre was opened on November 15, 1923 with a seating capacity of 1,522. It was located 2-3 blocks from the Warner San Pedro Theatre.

It was closed by Fox West Coast Theatres on August 13, 1957 with Stewart Granger in “Gun Glory” & Bing Crosby in “Man on Fire”. It was demolished in 1958 and replaced by a parking lot.

Contributed by William Gabel

Recent comments (view all 13 comments)

kencmcintyre on December 10, 2005 at 8:56 am

Forgive my spelling – it’s barely 9 a.m.

kencmcintyre on July 9, 2007 at 12:21 pm

No trace of the theater today. It’s apparently been used only for parking for the last 50 years, unless something was built on the space and then torn down in the interim. The location is across the street, more or less, from the Ports O'Call shopping area.

kencmcintyre on July 9, 2007 at 10:14 pm

Here is an uncropped version of the photo at the top of the page:

kencmcintyre on August 13, 2007 at 7:59 pm

The 1925 LA city directory lists a Victoria Theater at 115 W. Sixth in San Pedro. This may be an incorrectly listed predecessor to the Fox Cabrillo. I won’t add it as a new theater unless we find some further info on the Victoria.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 13, 2007 at 9:45 pm

The Fox Cabrillo was at 115 W. Seventh, not Sixth. The Victoria was a different theatre. It’s mentioned, in passing, on a card in the California Index referencing a 1920 article.

Additionally, in the California Index I’ve come across mentions of theatres in San Pedro bearing the following names: Alhambra, Barton, Electric, Empire, Lyric, Star. and Union. No addresses or other details are given for any of them.

kencmcintyre on August 14, 2007 at 11:22 am

I know they were on different streets. I thought maybe it was an error due to the similarity in street numbers. Including the Victoria, there are seven theaters in San Pedro that haven’t been accounted for yet.

kencmcintyre on March 21, 2009 at 7:19 pm

Here is another LAPL photo that appears to be from the 1940s:

stevekurland on April 20, 2013 at 7:50 pm

My Grandfather managed this theater. His name was Clarence “Doc” Crews. He also opened and managed the El Portal in North Hollywood and the Fox Studio City theater.

dallasmovietheaters on November 7, 2019 at 6:23 am

Though the Fox lease on the Cabrillio expired in 1961, the circuit closed the theatre on August 13, 1957 with “Gun Glory” and “Man on Fire.” The city acquired the property and demolished it in 1962 for a parking lot project.

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