Fox Fremont Theater

39400 Argonaut Way,
Fremont, CA 94538

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Previously operated by: Mann Theatres, National General Theatres

Architects: Gale Santocono

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Fox Theater seen from the wards auto center

This theater was opened by National General on October 6, 1967 as a “deluxe motion picture showcase” and was located in the Fremont Hub Shopping Center. The lobby had windows from floor to ceiling and had a rounded design to it, which was most unique. The theater primarily showed first-run fare with a heavy emphasis on Walt Disney films until the late-1970’s.

When a multiplex opened in Fremont in the late-1970’s, the Fox Fremont Theater became more of a second-run house until its closing in the mid-1980’s. The theater was then demolished and an 8-screen General Cinema theater opened on its site in 1986.

General Cinema abandoned that theater in 1999 when a 25-screen stadium theater in the nearby town of Union City caused a drastic drop in attendance.

The Naz 8 Cinemas, which shows films from India and neighboring countries, operated there from 1999 until 2003, when the Naz Cinemas moved to a new, smaller building a few blocks away. The former eight-screen theater was converted into additional retail space by the Hub Shopping Center.

Contributed by Scott Favareille

Recent comments (view all 8 comments)

scottfavareille on March 11, 2003 at 2:48 pm

Update on the Naz 8 Cinemas mentioned above—Their operation has been moved to a smaller theater about 4 blocks away. The 8-screen theater where the Fox once sat is now closed & the operators of the Hub shopping center where it is located at plan to put retail in its place.

BLFT on August 2, 2005 at 4:53 pm

Another great theater from my childhood. Saw “20,000 Leagues Under The Sea” and “Journey To The Center Of The Earth” at the Fox Fremont.

scottfavareille on September 5, 2006 at 9:36 am

A Petco now sits here.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 22, 2008 at 9:24 pm

The official groundbreaking for the 850 seat Fox Fremont Theatre was announced in the April 3, 1967, issue of Boxoffice Magazine. The architect was Gale Santocono.

Bladerunner2019 on August 3, 2013 at 11:20 pm

I wish had some kind of evidence to prove this, but I swear I saw a double feature of “Star Wars” and “Up In Smoke” at this theatre. My father would take my on business trips every summer to the Bay Area and one of the stops was always Fremont. Usually it was a G-Rated film that was playing. The auditorium was packed with children watching Luke Skywalker, and then Cheech and Chong. I couldn’t have been more than 12 years old.

ajtarantex on August 4, 2013 at 6:55 am

this theatre reminded me of Larry’s favorite theatre The FOX SKYLINE sharp parks blvd in San Bruno, After NGC, Mann Closed it David Cooper ran it as a dollar theatre until he closed it and GCC tore it down, I liked the concession stand in the round.

rivest266 on July 19, 2015 at 12:41 pm

October 6th, 1967 Grand opening ad in photo section.

cbooras on January 20, 2016 at 10:43 pm

This location is incorrect. the address and theatre at the Hub was General Cinima build early 1990’s the Fremont Fox theatre was on Walnut and Civic Center in the Gateway Plaza. It was closed around 1978 and torn down in the 80’s There is a newer theatre that started as the Super Saver in the Middle of this shopping center.

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