Fox Stadium Theatre

8906 W. Pico Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90035

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Previously operated by: Fox West Coast Theatres

Architects: Carl Boller, Robert O. Boller

Firms: Boller Brothers

Functions: Synagogue

Styles: Art Deco

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Fox Stadium Theatre interior

The Fox Stadium Theatre is a standard Fox West Coast Theatres neighborhood house located on the southern side of Beverly Hills. It opened on March 5, 1931 with Edmund Lowe in “Don’t Bet on Women” & Laurel & Hardy in “Be Big”. It had seating arranged in a stadium style, with a raised stepped section at the rear, rather than an overhanging balcony. The theatre has a nice stage area and fly space above. The Stadium Theatre was closed September 5, 1961 with Cantinflas in “Pepe” and Loretta Parry & John Gregson in “Hand in Hand”. By March 1965 it had been converted into a synagogue.

One of the few theatres on W. Pico Boulevard that has not been razed.

Contributed by William Gabel

Recent comments (view all 37 comments)

TLSLOEWS on April 11, 2010 at 1:41 pm

Very Nice photos.

Lee on November 26, 2011 at 3:16 pm

When did this close as a movie theatre?

haineshisway on September 7, 2013 at 11:23 pm

It closed sometime in 1960. I was there at the final show.

haineshisway on October 2, 2015 at 1:32 am

I’ve always thought the theater closed in 1960 but my memory is pretty infallible about where I saw things, and I could swear that I saw The Devil at 4 O'Clock at the Stadium – that film came out in October of 1961. Wish there were some way to check it, but my newspaper stuff starts in late 1961 and it’s gone by then. I do have a 1960 newspaper somewhere and I’ll try to find it. I’m just wondering if I didn’t see Devil at 4 O'Clock there where I would have seen it?

haineshisway on October 5, 2015 at 9:47 pm

Yes, definitely saw Devil at 4 O'Clock there and just a couple of months earlier I saw The Naked Edge there. So it closed after October 1961, maybe even in early 1962.

haineshisway on May 17, 2016 at 12:22 am

Nope, closed in 1961 after The Naked Edge – within a couple of months.

DarthHaggis on March 5, 2018 at 11:58 am

Last 2 films showed were on Tuesday Sept 05th 1961 (pg 87 LA Times)

Pepe (1960) Hand in Hand (1961)

haineshisway on February 17, 2020 at 11:38 pm

So, I’m guessing The Devil at 4 O'Clock or Naked Edge would have been the show prior to the final double bill. I’m actually shocked I didn’t go see the final bill – I saw Pepe at the Four Star and loved it and I saw Hand in Hand at the nearby Picfair and loved it, too. And now that I think about it, maybe I did see that final double bill.

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