Built in 1929, the Fox Theater was host to early silent movies and premiered a sneak preview of Gone With the Wind in 1939. It is a grand Mission Revival building in the heart of downtown Riverside the will become the centerpiece of Riverside's Arts & Culture initiative as a regional performing arts facility.
The City's Cultural Heritage Board has been involved in all aspects of the design and development phase, and is in the process of providing the documentation and recommendations required to meet the Sectary of Interior Standards for the rehabilitation of the Fox Center.
The design calls for adaptations and additions on all three levels of the Fox Center to include
Build rear stage wall
Restore and replace ceiling plaster in auditorium
New stage floor, seats, & lighting,
Restored decorative ceiling
Restore & repaint lobbies
Once completed, the Fox will boast a 1,600-seat performing arts theater that captures the original grandeur of the 1929 building.