New Fox Theatre

54 E. Galena Boulevard,
Aurora, IL 60506

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Architects: William L. Pereira

Styles: Art Deco

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New Fox Theatre, Aurora, IL

The New Fox Theatre was opened in 1937. It was built on the site of the old Auroa City Mills.

It was closed in 1951, but later re-opened and continued until the late-1970’s.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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William on August 19, 2010 at 4:02 pm

Some sources have this theatre and the nearby Paramount Theatre listed both on Main Street. The Paramount Theatre is at 23 E. Galena Blvd.. This might track better for the former New Fox Theatre location., which looks like it’s gone.

Bruce C.
Bruce C. on April 12, 2011 at 6:22 pm

In Aurora, Main Street became Galena Blvd. in the 1950s (or so). The New Fox is on the north side of Galena/Main and on the east side of the Fox River (between the river and Broadway). The Paramount is on the south side of Galena/Main and is on the west bank of the Fox River (the Fox River splits at the Aurora Casino and most of downtown Aurora is on an island… the New Fox and Paramount are on either side of the east branch of the river). I have recent photos of the New Fox that I will post soon.

margo200 on December 10, 2012 at 8:39 am

A picture of the New Fox Theatre is on the cover of the 2013 Historical Society calendar. It is obvious that it is the fast print building shown above with the removal of the art deco facade.

margo200 on January 12, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Picture of what is now Galena Avenue in Aurora showing the New Fox on the left and the Paramount in the distance on the right. From the Aurora Historical Society Facebook page.

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