The Historic Fox Theatre in Fullerton Turns 90!
1920s Speakeasy Days Celebration Is Planned for Memorial Day Weekend
To celebrate the beloved Fox Theatre’s 90th birthday, the doors of the theatre will be open to the public for a special two-day 1920s themed event, Speakeasy Days, on May 22 and 23. It will be exciting for people of all ages starting with the unveiling and lighting of the restored Fox Theatre rooftop sign on Friday, May 22 from 6-9pm. Everyone who attends will be a part of history when they witness the 90 year old sign completely lit it up for the first time in decades. The daylong event on Saturday, May 23rd will start at 11am and will include free tours of the historic theatre, a 1920’s live orchestra, vintage cars, raffles, prizes, food, drinks and fun for the whole family.
During the free tours of the theatre, Speakeasy Days attendees will marvel at the results of the 14-month effort by EverGreene Architectural Arts to professionally restore the theatre’s beautiful coffered ceiling. A uniquely demanding process requiring an artistically skilled hand coupled with a scientific knowledge of finishes has been applied to recreate the ceiling artistry. The renowned company has also restored the original proscenium (stage opening), which has not been seen since the 1950s when it was covered by a giant movie screen. In addition to the Fox Theatre, EverGreene has been selected for many of the nation’s most significant restoration projects from the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles to the Capitol in Washington, D.C.
Admission to this festive and historic event is free to the public thanks to the support of the dedicated Friends of the Fox volunteers and sponsors including: Hydraflow, Chevron, and Jones & Mayer. Heroes Restaurant will also be donating the proceeds of food and beverage sales during the event to The Fullerton Historic Theatre Foundation to benefit the theatre’s restoration project.
The Fox Theatre in Fullerton is located at 512 N. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton at the corner of Harbor Blvd. and Chapman Ave.
Please join us for this historic, fun and festive community event!