Fox Theatre

12 King Street East,
Stoney Creek, ON LG8 1J8

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Fox Theatre

The Fox Theatre opened in 1954 and closed in 1966. Better Theatres Ltd. owned the Fox Theatre during its brief twelve-year run.

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ALLAN P. BARNES on April 18, 2002 at 11:06 pm

Fox space is currently used by Royal Canadian Legion. Located on King Street in former city of Stoney Creek, Ontario.

schmadrian on January 16, 2010 at 7:43 am

‘Island of the Blue Dolphins'
'Robinson Crusoe on Mars'
'The Incredible Mr. Limpet’

Just a few of the films I saw at this nabe. I lived around the corner and down the street. (About the same distance from Canada’s first drive-in, the Skyway.) I wish I could remember all the times my brother took me to Saturday matinées after completing his paper route deliveries. Those I’m still able to, warm my heart. (So much so that I wrote The Fox into a screenplay and a novel.)

What a blessed childhood I had in this regard; The Fox (and others) left a truly indelible mark.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 23, 2021 at 9:08 pm

The Fox struggled financially even before its final closure. An item in the March 10, 1958 issue of Boxoffice was headed “Fox at Stoney Creek, Ont., Closed Despite Protests” and included this paragraph:

“Rising expenses and declining revenue were given as principal reasons for the closing by Mrs. Audrey Marr, manager. But, Mrs. Marr added that damage done by teenage patrons, including ruined seats, was a factor.”
The item doesn’t specify whether the damage to seats was the result of deliberate vandalism or of an epidemic of incontinence, perhaps brought on by the scary movies of the 1950s, but I suspect the former. Teenagers are less likely to suffer incontinence than their elders, especially when those elders are contemplating the misbehavior of the always horrible young people of each generation.

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