Fox Theatre

1430 Spring Street,
Paso Robles, CA 93446

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Styles: Streamline Moderne

Previous Names: Hi-Ho Theatre

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Conceptual Facade

The Hi-Ho Theatre was opened in late-June 1941. It was still the Hi-Ho Theatre in 1957, but was later renamed Fox Theatre. Closed and currently just sitting as an exceptionally ornate pigeon roost. In 2016 plans were proposed to convert the building into a micro-brewery & bar.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 25, 2009 at 2:29 am

The second sentence in my comment above should say the Hi-Ho opened in late June, 1941.

Brennagarman on July 30, 2009 at 7:31 pm

Several years ago the owner of the Fox Theatre was selling seats. I’m not sure if they were the original theatre seats or if they had upgraded sometime during its operation.

tstrickland on December 29, 2009 at 8:31 pm

Hi – My name is Tonya Strickland and I cover Paso Robles for The Tribune newspaper. I’m seeking details on who the current owner of the Fox Theater is and any contacts in the group that tried to raise funds for it a few years back. If you have any information, please contact me at 805-781-7858 or It can be off the record if you prefer. Thank you.

WHITEFIELD on June 13, 2010 at 11:23 pm

Here is a photo from 2006
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dltdct on October 29, 2010 at 3:32 pm

Here is a current 2010 Photo of the building known as the Fox Theater in Paso Robles. I have heard that the owners have attempted to obtain a tenant for the building on multiple occasions over the years and have had the building on the market at various times. If you want to know who the owners are I believe you can find that out via County Records. Contact them make an offer the dream could be yours. I spent several minutes outside admiring the building and did not see a single pigeon.

BuildingBuff on July 2, 2013 at 6:23 pm

Hello, I am new to this site, and was very excited to see the old Fox Theatre on here. I have been fantasizing buying it and fixing up for years! Does anyone have pictures of what the inside originally looked like? I would love to get in on fixing it up. It would even be cool to make it one of those new wine bar/ theaters. It is in the perfect place for doing that! Right in the hot happening part of town! Maybe someone at the city level could be rallied to help restore it since it is an historical building?

PaulieLou7 on October 26, 2013 at 1:58 pm

Hello, I spoke with the owner of this and he is open to lease or sale of the property. He would like to stay involved if possible. As soon as he has one solid lease he can get funding for rehab and get the place up and running again. Things are in the works! If you are interested you can call me at 805-235-4666

dltdct on October 26, 2013 at 9:02 pm

What is your point Moviemanforever. Why would you spend your time making negative comments on this site.

Chicadita on January 26, 2014 at 2:24 pm

Does anyone know if the owner and community would be ok turning it into a live theatre? It’s an idea I’ve been kicking around for a while, but I don’t know how everyone would feel about it?

Brennagarman on May 18, 2016 at 4:36 pm

Yesterday while driving down Spring Street, I passed the old Fox Theater. Old and empty buildings make me sad. The Fox theater was once a place of joy and happiness where people from all roads in life gathered together, even if it was just to stare at a screen. But movies were more back then, it was an outing and people would dress up and enjoy themselves. As I glanced up to look at the all familiar “For Sale” sign I realized it was missing. In its place, on the marquee, in beautiful big black letters, “Future Downtown Home of Re:Find Distillery‚Äč”. I was so happy! The owners of Re:Find are going to breath life into this dying building. The Fox Theater will once again be a place of joy and happiness. I wish I could see it before the work starts, I always had a plan in the back of my mind to break in and take pictures.

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