Fox Tucson Theatre

Fox Tucson Theatre (HMHL0)

Location: Tucson, AZ 85701 Pima County
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N 32° 13.316', W 110° 58.295'

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The Fox Tucson Theatre, the country's only southwestern art deco movie palace, was designed by California architect Eugene Durfee. Construction began in 1929 for the Tower Theatre, the crown jewel of the Diamos Brothers Southern Arizona Movie Theatre chain. Fox West Coast Theatres leased the building from the Diamoses and renamed it the Fox Theatre, opening on April 11, 1930, it soon became the community center of Tucson. In 1936, it became the city's first public building to have refrigerated air. Unoccupied from 1974 to 1998, it deteriorated. Revival efforts began in 1997, and in 1999 the Fox Tucson Theatre Foundation was formed to restore the theatre. Through extensive efforts of volunteers led by Fox Foundation executive director Herb Stratford, the faithfully restored Fox Tucson Theatre reopened on New Year's Eve 2005. The Theatre was entered into the National Register of Historic Places in 2003, and elevated to the national level of significance on April 16, 2004.

Spanish Translation:
El Teatro Fox Tucson
el teatro Fox Tucson, un cine en el estilo del sud oste de Art Deco, fue dise?ado por Eugene Durfee, arquitecio de California. La tierra estaba quebrada en 1929 para el teatro tower, la joya de corona de la cadena de cines meridional de la pelicula de Arizona de los hermanos Diamos. La compania de Fox West Coast arrend? el teatro y campi? el nombre a Fox Teatro. Se Abri? el 11 de Abril de 1930, lleg? a ser el centro de comunidad de Tucson. En 1936 era el primer edificio p?blico en Tucson para tener aire refigerado. [ ] a partir la 1974 a 1998, deterior?. La fundacion del [ ] Fox Tucson fue formada en 1999. Con los grandes esfuerzos de su director Herb Stratford y voluntaries, el teatro fielmente restaurado de Fox Tucson abri? de nuevo la vpera 2005 del A?o Nuevo. Entrado en el National Register of Historic Places, Sept. 12, 2003, levantado a national level of significance, 16 de Abril de 2004.
HM NumberHMHL0
Year Placed2009
Placed ByTucson – Pima County Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 4:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 502677 N 3565036
Decimal Degrees32.22193333, -110.97158333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 13.316', W 110° 58.295'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 13' 18.96" N, 110° 58' 17.70" W
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Area Code(s)520
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 17 W Congress St, Tucson AZ 85701, US
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