Village Fox Theater
The Fox Theater, Westwood Village, also known as the Fox Village Theater, is an historic, landmark cinema in Westwood Village, Los Angeles, California. Designed by architect Percy Parke Lewis the Fox opened on August 14, 1931 part of a widespread cinema construction program undertaken by Fox West Coast Theatres. The Fox was destined to become famous for the many Hollywood movie premieres held there and still to this day is one of the main venues for movie premieres in Los Angeles.
The most striking feature of the Fox Theater is the iconic 170-foot white Spanish Revival/Moderne tower which looms over the Broxton and Weyburn Avenues intersection. Atop the tower is a blue and white metal Art Deco “Fox” sign. Halfway up the tower there are carved winged lions which sit at the base of projecting columns. At the bottom of the tower just above the entrance is a blue and white sign with the legend “Fox Westwood Village”. Perched atop the corners of the building stand carved griffins.
Original Architect: Percy Parke Lewis
General Contractor: Spectra Company