$2.5 million in funding from the State

Top Left: Gov. Brown, Leland Wilson, Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva Top Right: Todd Huffman, Gov. Brown Bottom (L-R): Jesus Silva, Quirk-Silva, Mayor Whitaker, Councilman Chaffee, Brown, Linda Whitaker, Wilson

Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Orange County) announces the inclusion of $2.5 million in funding from the state of California. These funds are to be used for the restoration of the historic Fox Theatre in Fullerton. Specifically, the funding would go toward the Fox earning its certificate of occupancy. Once this certificate is received, the theatre will be able to host plays, concerts and other events at its discretion.

“I went to see matinees there as a child, I have always been a fan, and supporter, of the Fox Theatre,” said Quirk-Silva. “It is with pride, and respect, for the history and people of Fullerton, that I worked to provide support for the efforts of so many people devoted to restoring an important landmark. Families will soon have a place to enjoy and spend quality time together inside a part of Orange County history.”

“We are excited for the Fullerton community to have the governor joining with Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva to provide vital funds to restore and re-open this important part of Fullerton’s history,” said Leland Wilson. “This money will go a long way in moving the project to a place where, very soon, the public will enjoy it more often.”

In October 2017, Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva hosted California Governor Jerry Brown in Fullerton, where they went on a tour of the Fox Fullerton Theatre.

“The Fox Theater is an important part of Fullerton’s history and its preservation. The support of Assemblymember Quirk-Silva and many others will help ensure it’s enjoyed well into the future,” said Governor Brown in October 2017.

The proposed budget may be revised based on economic forecasts, but should be passed by the Legislature in the summer.