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Inglewood Fox Theatre Going to Auction, Preservationists Getting Nervous

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[Recent images via Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation; old image via Sperry Van Ness]

The Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation is worried about the Inglewood Fox Theatre, a 1949 S. Charles Lee and Carl Moeller building on Market Street. The theater hasn't been used since 1984, but it's full of original fixtures, equipment, and decor, and now it's up for sale. The LAHTF says the Community Redevelopment Agency has "long eyed" the block for a mixed-use development, but they think the theater can be used as an entertainment and events venue (link goes to a video). They write in an email, "Significance and preservation notwithstanding, the Inglewood Fox should be viewed as an economic development and downtown revitalization project." The art deco exemplar hosted premieres in the 1950s. It goes to auction in February with a minimum bid of $200,000.
· Insiders Peek #1 [YouTube]
· Upcoming Auctions - Fox Theater Inglewood California [Sperry Van Ness]

Inglewood Fox Theatre

115 N. Market St., Inglewood, CA