The Riverside Fox Theater returns

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The Bulletin puts all the attention on the Pomona Fox, since that’s the one within the bounds of our coverage area, but Riverside recently restored its Fox theater too.

I hadn’t been there since its January reopening until last Friday, when the theater showed the Marx Brothers classic “Duck Soup” and then had the acclaimed Frank Ferrante doing his one-man Groucho show (well, two-man if you include accompanist Jim Furmston on piano). It wasn’t exactly well attended — it looked to me like about 400 people in the audience — but it was a fun show.

Here are a few (rather poor, I’m afraid) photos of the joint: the mezzanine (right), a false opera box with tiled stairway (below left), a light fixture with starburst in the auditorium (below right), and the interior and exterior (further below). I have to say, the $32 million renovation is beautiful.

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