Friday, November 26, 2010

Phoenix, Arizona's Fox Theater

First and Washington Street in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. Circa 1954. Walt Disney's "Pinocchio" is playing at the theater.

Note the old school JCPenney's in the background.

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8 comments:

POP9 said...

I would say "Walt Disney's Pinocchio". This would mean second half of the fourties, I guess. Maybe the cars models could be useful.

Rockin' Jeff said...

Title on the marquee is "Walt Disney's Pinnochio." Do with that what you will.

Retro Hound said...

The movie is Walt Disney's Pinocchio which came out in 1940. The Chevy Station Wagon in the front looks to be about a 1953 or 1954. Pinocchio was re-released in 1954, so that would be my guess at the year.

Anonymous said...

I'm almost sure it's "Pinnochio", so... 1940?

ryan said...

Thanks everyone! and Thanks Retro Hound!!

dbostrom said...

Sign. This place was such a beauty.

http://acmeron.com/puhs/puhs_page_5.htm

ryan said...

Hi dbostrom. If that is your website, please feel free to make this image an addition to your page. How depressing that something as incredible and historical as this theater would be torn down.

Anonymous said...

As a teenager I worked at the Fox from 1960 to 1963. Some of my best times as a teen were with the other people working there.working there helped shape my life in terms of a work ethic and social interaction.I knew every inch of that building..when I think of my teenage years I think of this place.loved that place. Thanks Curt