The Fox Theater in downtown Watsonville is an eye-catching landmark, but it's been shuttered since 2009.
In a town with one concert venue (the Mello Center), one art gallery (Pajaro Valley Arts Council) and one movie theater (Green Valley Cinemas), surely this arts-focused building at Main and Maple streets could be reborn into a creative, useful space for residents.
What do you think should go here?
And, just for fun, here are some facts about the old theater.
- When it closed, it was one of Santa Cruz County's oldest movie theaters.
- It was originally built in 1924, complete with a balcony and over 1,000 seats.
- The Pajaro Valley Arts Council once had an interest in the theater and many concerts were held there in the 1980s and '90s.
- The lobby was damaged in the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake.
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