Fox Theatre (Redwood City, California)

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Fox Theatre
New Sequoia Theater
New Sequoia Theater Building, 2211-2235 Broadway, Redwood City, CA 9-5-2011 5-31-31 PM.JPG
Address 2215 Broadway Street
Redwood City, California
United States
Owner Eric & Lori Lochtefeld
Type Movie palace
Capacity 1,400
Screens 1
Current use Live event venue
Opened 2 January 1929 (1929-01-02)
Reopened 2010
Architect Reid & Reid

The Fox Theatre in Redwood City, CA opened in 1929, was remodeled in 1950, and was listed on National Register of Historic Places in 1993. [2]


The Fox Theatre opened its door to the public on January 2, 1929 as The New Sequoia Theater by Ellis John Arkursh to show motion pictures. Touring Europe Arkush gathered all of his favorite architectural details from various venues to create the Moorish feel and style on the inside and the gothic feel on the exterior which was executed beautifully by the Reid Brothers of San Francisco.

Used mainly for motion pictures, the theater was purchased by the Fox West Coast Chain only a few months after the opening and it continued to be used for movie attractions for a number of years until the theater was closed for renovations in June 1950 for 4 months before re-opening its doors September 1950 for live performances and shows.

After its renovations the theater became a popular venue for such artists as Vanessa Williams, Etta James, Bill Cosby, Neil Young, Melissa Ethridge, and BB King.

In 1993 the theater was inducted to the National Register of Historic Places. In 2009 the theater went dark. In the summer of 2010, the Fox Theatre Redwood City was purchased by local entrepreneurs Eric Lochtefeld and Lori Lochtefeld, along with Eric’s company Dream Careers Inc. It was reopened in September 2010.[1]


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