Fox Theatre

139 S. 7th Street,
El Centro, CA 92243

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 6, 2008 at 12:03 am

This theater was designed by John Paxton Perrine, according to Southwest Builder & Contractor of July 22, 1927. West Coast Theatres had arranged to lease the house, which was to seat 1400. The article also announced that the project was to include a 1200 seat airdome theatre- a suitable arrangement for the torrid summers in the desert town of El Centro.

I also want to note that Cinema Treasures currently lists the architect as John Paxton Perine (with only one “r”), but that 90% of the references to him in the California Index spell his name Perrine, with a double r. Every other website I’ve seen his name on also spells it Perrine, as do published works featured by Google Books.

William on June 27, 2007 at 5:11 pm

According to CinemaTour’s site the theatre closed in 1999 and burned down in 2001.