Fox Cineplex is D'Place
60 W. Ramsey Street,
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D'Place Entertainment (Official)
Operated by: D'Place Entertainment
Previously operated by: Fox Circuit, National General Theatres, Principal Theaters Corp. of America
Firms: Design Collective
Functions: Movies (First Run)
Styles: Spanish Colonial
Previous Names: Banning Theatre, Fox Banning Theatre, Fox Cineplex Theatre
News About This Theater
- Nov 25, 2009 — Fox Cineplex in Banning, CA gets $1.3 million makeover
- Oct 23, 2007 — Banning Fox sprucing up
The 656-seat Banning Theatre opened as a single screen on May 23, 1928 with Buster Keaton in “Steamboat Bill Jr.” plus newsreels, a comedy movie and a boys Quartet from San Bernardino performed on the stage. Built by J.J. Corey, it was immediately leased to West Coast Theatres to operate. Later taken over by Fox West Coast Theatres. It has now been split into a triplex, and is still in operation.
The theatre was renovated in November 2009 to the plans of architectural firm Design Collective.
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Great Shot,Ken mc.
I love the fact that this is an old theatre. Built in 1928, made it interesting to me. I visited it for the first time in 1978 and became a steady customer. Drive from riverside Ca, whenever a new movie comes out, we prepare ourselves to enjoy the whole movie experience by having their delicious popcorn on one hand, a juicy hot dog on the other, and our soft drink of choice! since their renovation, it’s now more comfortable, very nice to look at, although the letters on the marquee above the ticket booth are a bit small for my eyes to read, the people are nice and respectful, and it just feels like it’s my very own family theatre. Did I mention their prices?? $5.00 to watch a good movie is extremely reasonable, with yet wednesdays for less! I hope it stays in business for many, many years.
Heres a photo from 2007 I posted on my blog:
Fox Theater 1/27/07 – Nothing Dies With Blue Skies.com
A 1940’s street scene, showing the Banning Theatre & sign:
Several of the photos on this page of thumbnails include views of the Banning Theatre, from the 1920s to the 1950s.
A January 28,1974 story in Box Office Magazine about the theatres' reopening by a Kansas couple who said that no R or X movies would play there after the previous owner turned it into a short-lived porn theatre.(National General closed it in ‘73)
All three screens will be upgraded to 4K digital projection as of March 22,2013.
“The Rocketeer” was presented at the Fox in 35mm Dolby Stereo beginning on Friday June 21, 1991.
Celebrated its grand reopening on December 3rd, 1953. Grand opening ad in the photo section.
Now owned and operated by D’Place Entertainment. https://dplaceentertainment.com/location/fox-cineplex