(PRINT# FOX-1) The Fox Theater on one of its final nights.
San Franciscos Fox Theater was built in 1929. In the early 1960's the theater was losing money and the expense of maintaing a theater as large as this was unfeasible. The decision was made to close the theater. It was offered for sale to the City of San Francisco however it was turned down. The building was demolished and in its place the "Fox Plaza" was constructed a combination office and apartment building.
The last film's were shown on February 15, 1963. The following night an event called "Farewell to the Fox" tookplace. After a week or so of selling off artifacts from the theater the wreaking ball took over. Demolition was complete on August 12, 1963.
I took the following photos of some of the demolition work during March 1963. These photos are availiable for purchase.