A Brief History
The Fox Fullerton Theatre has a pedigree – it was built by the firm of Meyer and Holler in 1925, during the peak of their popularity. They were well known for their lavish designs, prestigious clients and clever innovations, such as the “court theatre” concept, a feature that is an integral part of the Fox. Although they built hundreds of structures, it was primarily their 1920’s Hollywood buildings that established their fame; buildings such as Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Hollywood Athletic Club, and the Cafe’ Montmarte. Having also built many movie studios, it can be said that Meyer and Holler may have been the firm most responsible for giving architectural form to the early entertainment industry in southern California.
Currently undergoing restoration, the Italian Renaissance-inspired building has been a key element of Fullerton’s downtown for over 85 years. In 1990, the City of Fullerton declared it Historic Landmark Number 35, and in 2006 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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