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“Classic small town movie palace” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fox Theatre

Fox Theatre
Ranked #4 of 18 things to do in Visalia
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Visalia, California
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Classic small town movie palace”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

Visalia's Fox Theater is now a community performance venue. It was built for movies and stage performances in the early 20th century and provided a Moorish fantasy garden.

We were there for a BB King concert. We had a great time. It seems some A list performers book into the Fox for mid week performances as they travel between the larger cities. Local and regional acts also perform there. If you are going to be in the area check their website or the local paper.

The Fox is on Visalia's lively Main Street, There are many good restaurants within a short walk.

Go for the 1930's feeling and the interesting mix of performances. However be prepared for the possibility of a lack luster sound system and seating that can be a bit tight.

It is worth a visit.

Visited May 2013
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Visalia, California
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Visalia'a Fox Theatre”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

One of the few remaining classic theatres built in the 1930s. It has seen the transition from vaudeville shows with its orchestra pit, through the news reels and double feature days, and today a venue for live performances. And, in this area where summers are sweltering, it is a great place to enjoy entertainment with air-conditioning. It is surrounded by great restaurants, clubs and coffee shops. A wonderful place to visit. Spend a day or two on your way up the highway to Sequoia National Park to see the giant sequoias and other natural wonders. This is my hometown.

Visited August 2013
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Visalia, California, United States
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“A Step Back in Time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

The Fox Theatre is a beautiful old venue that has been renovated to it's former magnificent grandeur. Sitting in the theatre is a step back in time, and the location in downtown Visalia offers lots of great dining before or after a performance.

Visited February 2013
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Visalia, Ca USA
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Nice older venue”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile


Older venue on Main St. Redone. Small theater, has a balcony, refurbished by towns people 'friends of the fox'. Nice job . Good acoustics for older theater. Many restaurants nearby and good parking off Main St

Visited December 2012
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Tustin, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Airborne Toxic Event”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

What a cute venue - very historic with old fashioned balconies and style. The beer was sold outside - which is a little weird, but it made the crowd size very manageable. Otherwise, the lobby would have been a disaster.

Visited June 2013
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