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.