Fox Theatre

Photo courtesy Los Angeles Theatres- Bill Counter

VENICE -The Fox Theater on Lincoln Boulevard could soon be going through some changes.

Last Thursday, an entity affiliated with Santa Monica-based Roque & Mark Realtors submitted an application to the Los Angeles Department of City Planning to revamp the mid-century building, according to Urbanize LA.

The building, located at 620 South Lincoln Boulevard, opened as a movie theatre in 1951 with a preview of the feature "Meet Me After the Show," a 20th Century Fox film starring Betty Grable according to a historical website.

The Theater closed in 1988 after health inspectors discovered asbestos contamination in soundproofing materials in the building's walls and ceiling, according to the Los Angeles Times, allowing for it to be converted into a swap meet.

The new project calls for converting some of the space into an outdoor seating area along with adding new angled parking, according to Urbanize L.A.  Changes also call for adding new retail in an area which was previously occupied by a nursery. The resulting structure would include 15,822 square feet of commercial floor area.

In addition to the modifications to the building, plans call for converting the existing theater lobby facing Lincoln Boulevard into an 891-square-foot cafe, with outdoor seating under the Fox's marquee sign.  The property owners also intend to restore the "FOX" pylon sign by adding neon light accents and lit channel graphics similar to its historic appearance.

You can read the full article on Urbanize L.A. here.