Fox Sunkist Theatre

445 N. Garey Avenue,
Pomona, CA 91767

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Previously operated by: Fox West Coast Theatres

Architects: Simeon Charles Lee

Functions: Retail

Previous Names: Sunkist Theatre

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Fox Sunkist Theatre exterior

The Sunkist Theatre opened November 4, 1931 as part of the short-lived Hughes-Franklin circuit. It was soon taken over by Fox West Coast Theatres. It was closed in January 1956. The building was converted into a retail arcade.

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 14, 2004 at 9:19 am

The Sunkist Theatre opened on 4th November 1931 with a given seating capacity of 888.

kencmcintyre on July 18, 2007 at 6:59 pm

This was in the LA Times dated 3/10/57:

Transformation of the old Sunkist Theater into an arcade of small specialty shops and professional offices is now under way. Known as the Garey Arcade, the new building will be finished in terrazo and white marble with plantings of palms and Hawaiian ferns in front of the concrete and brick building.

kencmcintyre on July 18, 2007 at 7:01 pm

Here is a photo of the current occupant. It doesn’t look like the description above, so closed/demolished is probably accurate:

kencmcintyre on July 18, 2007 at 7:11 pm

Opening date was 11/8/31. It was erected by the Uptown Theater corp. and leased to the Hughes-Franklin theater company. Manager and chief instigator of the theater’s opening was Frank R. Bresson.

kencmcintyre on April 5, 2008 at 11:04 pm

I went in the building today. I don’t think it was ever a theater. Here is an exterior photo:

TLSLOEWS on August 4, 2010 at 1:55 pm

Several business are listed at the address now,must be a shopping center or office building.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on September 2, 2016 at 6:07 pm

The retail arcade there was the former theatre building, per the article at

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