242 E. Main Street
Stockton, California 95202
Phone: (209) 373-1400
The Bob Hope (Fox) Theatre in Downtown Stockton, built in 1930, was one of only two "movie palaces" in the Central Valley of California. Fox Theatres was a major chain of grand movie palaces that were built on the west coast primarily in the 1920s and 1930s. Stockton's historic Fox Theatre was saved and lovingly renovated so that future audiences may continue to enjoy its beauty. Today the Bob Hope Theatre's 2,042 seats are host to year-round live theatre, musicals, concerts, family events, a classic cinema series, and comedy. The Bob Hope Theatre is listed on the National Register of Historical Places and features a marble mosaic floor that encompasses a 1,200 square foot space in the center of the lobby. This marble was imported from Italy and the mosaic was designed by a Canadian artist. The Theatre also features a 1928 Robert Morton theater organ, which came from the Seattle Fox Theatre which closed over 40 years ago. This organ was restored and donated to the theatre by The Friends of the Fox, a volunteer organization that has been instrumental in preserving the theatre. Today the Bob Hope (Fox) Theatre is managed by SMG Stockton.
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I've been here before, and if you think down town Stockton is scary. I beg the differ. Actually very safe!, the venues are fantastic! Just saw "a Charlie brown Christmas ". Fantastic! Take the time to see the performing arts! Go to Bob hope theater! Safe, even dressed as a gentleman.
We went to the Cirque Dreams Holidaze which was fabulous! Seats were comfortable but the rows were very close together (think airplane) but not too bad. We on ground floor under balcony. They sold cocktails, coffee & snacks...all deliciously pricey. Looking forward to next time maybe in seats closer to stage.
Great to have a venue like this in our community. Support it, so we can attract the best shows!
Nice comfortable seats. Great detail on the walls. Plus saw Travis Tritt. Great voice
Joe Koy put on an awesome show here. They need to set up a better snack and drink system though. They take too long and it's so chaotic.
Easy access to parking, old theater that is very clean and the acoustics really nice. Not a bad seat in the house
We went to see the Jokoy show and had a blast. The ushers all do a great job and are very friendly. We sat front row dead center and the view is amazing. I believe though that anywhere in this theater is good.
I like this place, it looks fashion and cozy.The seats were comfortable, staffs were friendly.I‘ll enjoy to come again.
Beautiful theater, staff was very friendly. Security took their job very seriously (almost over doing it). Area is kinda sketchy and wife didn’t feel comfortable when we were leaving the event. Lots of homeless in the area some even had tents set up right outside the theater on the way to the parking area. Event ran later than expected and by the time we were walking out to our truck, the entire “security” and parking staff was gone.
One of the nicest venues...Rocked out to Joe Bonamassa. Can't wait to go back
Greatly place to see a show! This was the first time I had ever been to the Bob Hope Theater in Stockton and if I have the chance, It won't be the last! We saw The House Of Floyd. It was a great show. I loved the look and the ambience of the theater as well as size and intimacy of the venue. It was perfect for a show of this type Everyone from security to the ushers were very cordial and helpful. I'd definitely go back to that venue to see more shows!
Had so much fun, the place is small but you can appreciate that much more of the event you are talking part of...
Dwight Yoakam is such a pleasure! And this theater is a treasure! But being scolded by an usher for going up for a pic, and should away!! Really?! I paid over $200 to be here. I think I deserved a picture! Super disappointed. I almost was in tears
As a child, my mother would take me to the Fox Theater (now the Bob Hope Theater) to watch matinees. It is still an awesome and beautiful building. I also participated in hosting a wine tasting benefit there given by the San Joaquin County Deputy Sheriff's Association.
Dwight was Amazing...as always! The staff went above and beyond to make our experience special. Thank you Kelly...the seats were perfect!
This place is beautiful and so are the people working there. Couldn't have had a better date with my wife!