Orange County's Original Movie Palace


“Preservation is simply having the good sense to hold on to things that are well designed, that link us with our past in a meaningful way, and that have plenty of good use left in them.”

Richard Moe

President (Retired), National Trust for Historic Preservation

The Road to Restoration

The road to restoring the Fox Fullerton Theatre has been a long, arduous one, and we are not yet to the finish line. Over the years, many involved citizens have worked hard to move towards the goal of fully restoring the theater to its original grandeur…

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About The Fox

For almost 100 years, the Fox Fullerton has been the City’s epicenter for gathering people to enjoy, escape, learn, and smile…together.

The Fox Fullerton was Orange County’s original movie palace. Built in 1925 by Charles and Stanley Chapman, it became the go-to place for silent movies, then “talkies", news of world events and Hollywood blockbusters. Through name changes, remodels, earthquakes, and political skirmishes on it’s fate for almost 100 years, the unrelinquishing love from the Fullerton community and its almost 100 year-old bones have held the Fox together for the next 100 years.