Fox West Theatre

423 W. Main Street,
Trinidad, CO 81082

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 18, 2020 at 6:17 am

This house is once again using the name Fox West Theatre. Here is the official web site, which features numerous historic and contemporary photos, and a fairly detailed history of the house.

BigScreen_com on March 1, 2019 at 5:54 pm

The theater has been purchased by the city, with plans to “reactivate” it:

Trinidad, CO: Fox Theatre Purchased by City — Jan 8, 2019

wildestdreams on January 21, 2014 at 7:41 pm

Also, this theater is now closed to the public as of summer 2013.

wildestdreams on January 21, 2014 at 7:40 pm

Hi, I just joined today and I have recent pictures of the interior taken on January 11, 2014. I am on a mission to get the word out that this theater MUST BE SAVED. I implore anyone with connections to entities dedicated to saving treasures such as the West (Fox) Theater please share this photo link with them: If this link doesn’t work go to Pam Wiebe Colander on Facebook, look under Photos and then the specific album for this theater. Hope you enjoy these new images!

kpdennis on April 26, 2009 at 7:45 am

Here’s a couple of views of The Fox (the West Theatre name painted on the side of the building) from Christmas 1996:
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grneyedbndt on January 3, 2009 at 6:26 am

we were visiting trinidad,co and decided to watch a movie at the fox.we loved the fact that it was still in operation after all these years.after the movie we got a grand tour from MIKE and it was amazing, going back stage and seeing where it all happend many, many years ago.we took lots of pictures and almost every one of them had a uninvited guest but we loved it.and the fact that it still has a ball room under the theater was the iceing on the cake, thanx mike for a wonderful time sat. 12/17/08 please visit the fox theater if your ever in trinidad,co. you will always remember it. The Barrera family, Hesperia,Ca.

philbertgray on November 6, 2007 at 5:26 pm

Photo of the Fox Theatre when it was still the West’s Theatre

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Simon Overton
Simon Overton on July 19, 2007 at 7:09 pm

It would be nice to see some lobby and auditorium photographs; either early historic shots or the present. Pretty pleeeeeeze?

GaryParks on August 12, 2006 at 6:22 pm

My wife and I discovered the Fox upon approaching Trinidad from New Mexico while on our Southwest vacation last month. I had no idea of its existence—and I know of a lot of theatres! While our schedule did not permit us to stay in Trinidad long enough to see “House by the Lake,” the movie which was playing there that night, I took many photos of the exterior from all sides, and shots of the gilded plaster and mosaic-floored lobby through the glass of the front doors. Indeed, what a spectacular building! I’m surprised to find that it was designed by the “lesser-known” of the Rapp Brothers.

The next day, we were in Golden, for a reunion of my father-in-law’s family, and I met a cousin of my father-in-law who is a realtor in Trinidad, and he described the theatre’s interior to me much like the account above, though in a little less detail architecturally. He also said that it had been used a few times in relatively recent years for some stage presentations, though this had been a rare occurrance. Next time we travel to Colorado for another family event, we will make a point of visiting the Fox. I hope it remains open long enough!

booyagirllizzy on November 13, 2005 at 1:40 pm

It is a great place if it was taken care of. I go to the fox all the time and it is a dump in a lot of ways. It is beautiful if you choose to ignore the mess. The first balcony is now closed and when it wasn’t, the seats were broken and most of them didn’t even have a cushion on them and the floor was so sticky that if you stepped on it you couldn’t move! If the owners cleaned the place up they would bring in a lot more people. I would like to see the place running at its full potential. If you get a chance, go watch a movie there. I love the Fox! Every time I step through those doors onto the squishy carpet I actually get butterflies in my stomach. I just wish I could get a chance to see it like it was when it was still an opera house or even when the first few movies were played there. I know that everyone would rather see a beautiful and historical building then a new multiplex place. I know I would.

brentclarkf on April 17, 2005 at 1:52 am

I visited the Fox several years ago and was lucky enough to be given the grand tour. The guys working showed us everything and were very excited to answer our questions and show off the theatre. I have visited many vintage theatres and enjoyed them all. However, the Fox is truly in a class by itself. I spent most of the movie looking at the theater instead of watching the film. The Fox is a theater everyone should see.

Nicky on January 22, 2005 at 8:06 pm

An incredible movie house for many, many reasons… including the fact that it’s still in operation! If you are anywhere in the area, make a point of seeing the Fox and speaking to the manager. The theatre owners are great people locked in the usual struggle with multiplex competition, and they may be in the mood to give you the grand tour including the now-closed second balcony!