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Address: 242 East Main Street, Stockton, CA 95202
Phone Number: 209-337-4673
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Description: The Bob Hope Theatre, known to some locals as “The Fox” is an exciting...
The Bob Hope Theatre, known to some locals as “The Fox” is an exciting entertainment destination and a beautifully restored piece of Stockton’s history. The recent renovation has created a wonderful space to enjoy not only local arts productions, film, dance, comedy and Broadway type entertainment, but also the latest in top name musical entertainment. In 1929, Fox West Coast Theaters invests nearly half a million dollars to build a luxurious, safe and comfortable theater - the Fox California, or the Fox. The opening of the Fox on October 14, 1930, is one of the most grandiose events in the region. The Fox is the largest vaudeville house in California, with 2,170 seats. The theatre is also one of the safest buildings of the time, built entirely with cement and steel, with the ability to evacuate guests within two minutes. One of the jewels of the theatre is the $40,000 (in 1930) three manual Wurlitzer pipe organ with twin pipe lofts. Fully renovated in late 1990s and early 2000s, the theatre changed its name to the Bob Hope. Visitors can enjoy rich wood carvings and murals in the lobby and the main chamber. The original water feature in the lobby was replaced with a water-themed marble mosaic. A 1928 Robert Morton theater organ, which was last played in the Seattle Fox Theatre over 50 years ago, was restored and donated to the theatre by The Friends of the Fox. Organ concerts take place before classic movie showings which are featured on the 2nd Friday of the month throughout the year.To take a tour of the theatre contact 209-337-HOPE or 209-464-5246.
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I went there as a kid and now it is used for special events. Plays, concerts. Just reminiscent of old theaters and could imagine movie stars walking down the stairs.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Charlotte, United States
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Charlotte, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I went there as a kid and now it is used for special events. Plays, concerts. Just reminiscent of old theaters and could imagine movie stars walking down the stairs.

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Stockton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

First time I have ever been to the Hope Theater and and first not sure where to park. But turns out parking is excellent and very close to the theater. Old style theater was much larger it appears from the outside. Lots of seats great view from anywhere of the stage. Will go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Stepping back ... to a time of beauty and grandeur at the movie house. This Fox was redone twice in the last 30 years... the most recent uplift is spectacular and stunning. Heck - even Huell Howser was duly impressed (when wasn't he ... lol <3). The Bob Hope is listed on the National Register of Historical Places and has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful show in a wonderful venue. The facility is geourgous and the acoustics are fantastic.Great place for a show

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Stockton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

It is one of Stockton's only treasures and a great place to see old movies. What better place to see old movies than an old theater that is renewed and restored.

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CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Not sure what the naysayers expect from this moderate-sized historic theatre, as I really can't find fault with it. The Fox/Bob Hope itself is the real star attraction! It's a gorgeous venue, elegantly arranged and fresh-looking. The epic renovation - completed over ten years ago - makes this a real jewel of a theatre. The craftsmanship and dedication to authenticity... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A beautiful restoration of the the theater. They could have more shows but it is Stockton. There really is not a bad seat in the house.

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Stockton, Ca
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A beautiful restoration of the the theater. But, the lobby is woefully small, the refreshments disappointing. The clanking of beer bottles being tossed into the rubbish is just plain grubby. The bookings have been paltry, though maybe some improvement with a new promoter. Parking is OK nearby, and security is reassuring in the murder/violent crime capital of the central valley.... More 

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Stockton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

The theater shows old movies on some Sundays. Great time to support the theater, see an old movie on the big screen (Indiana Jones for example) and go for a tour of the theater afterwards. The tour is great, this place has a lot of history and the story of the rehab is fascinating. Oh, almost forgot: come early to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

Just a really cool place to be when stepping out for a romantic night with your husband for a wonderful time in Stockton.

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Address: Address: 242 East Main Street, Stockton, CA 95202
Phone Number: 209-337-4673
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Stockton

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