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Historic Bob Hope Theatre

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242 E Main St, Stockton, CA 95202-2901
+1 209-337-4673
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Very nice older theatre, takes you back to the old days. Whether you attend a comedy or concert it... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2017
Robert G
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Stockton, California
First Visit

Saw a music concert this past week. First time. Really not a bad seat in the house. There is an... read more

Reviewed June 24, 2017
RedFedora
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Gold River, California
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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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242 E Main St, Stockton, CA 95202-2901
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

Very nice older theatre, takes you back to the old days. Whether you attend a comedy or concert it is great

Thank Robert G
Reviewed June 24, 2017

Saw a music concert this past week. First time. Really not a bad seat in the house. There is an lower section and a balcony. The acoustics were excellent. We found the seats to be comfortable enough to endure 3 hours ok. The staff was...More

1  Thank RedFedora
Reviewed June 24, 2017

Acoustics were wonderful band sounded great. Place was beautiful and well run by staff. Great experience and wonderful venue.

1  Thank Derek C
Reviewed June 17, 2017

We attended the Casting Crowns concert at the Bob Hope Theater on June 15, 2017 and had a wonderful experience. It is hard to get a bad seat as the theater is a smaller venue and seats are well placed. There are always crushes around...More

1  Thank Eyeteachscience2
Reviewed May 9, 2017 via mobile

Live theater with a great selection of shows thru out the year for all members of the family. High quality on every show.

1  Thank Ron C
Reviewed April 10, 2017

The Bob Hope Theatre is a classic venue for a night out on the town. You could feel the positive history of the place when watching an event. One of the all time classic theatres.

1  Thank Mike M
Reviewed March 29, 2017

I've seen a few shows in this theater including Riverdance, Blues and Rock. They did an excellent job of restoring it. Parking is not horrible but not the best either.

1  Thank IrishLad052
Reviewed February 22, 2017

What a wonderful site for Classic Movies. Have seen a number of their classics on Sunday afternoons. Price is right and the theater is gorgeous. Will continue attending their movies, and an occasional headliner show.

2  Thank Henry F
Reviewed February 14, 2017

After an extensive remod & updating, it is very refreshing to see and awe what has been preserved from the 'original' theater. I would classify it as a 'Historical' Classic to be preserved!

2  Thank AlPasion
Reviewed February 13, 2017

The upper level seating for a concert type event is perfect. There isn't a bad seat in the house, but would recommend the middle front balcony. The acoustics are wonderful, and the facility is beautiful and clean.

1  Thank Jamie-Anthony D
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Response from Eyeteachscience2 | Reviewed this property |
If you like sushi, and you like a sports bar feel, try Misaki. My husband and I were really surprised and pleased at the quality of the food, and the casual atmosphere. It's within walking distance.
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Response from Henry F | Reviewed this property |
If you go to one of the classic movies there at The Fox/Bob Hope, they normally provide a tour of the theater for either $2 or for free. It takes you upstairs, downstairs, and back stage.
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