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Bob Hope Theatre

242 East Main Street


1916: The first theater, the T&D Photoplay, is built on East Main Street in Stockton, California by the Wilhoit family and used for a variety of entertainment acts. The same site will later be occupied by the Bob Hope Theatre.

1921: Fox West Coast Theaters Inc. leases the T&D, remodels it and renames it the California.

1929: After several years of successful operation, the California is leveled and plans are drafted for a new theater to serve the thriving city of Stockton. Fox West Coast Theaters reaches an agreement to lease the property for a period of 50 years and invests nearly half a million dollars to build a luxurious, safe and comfortable theater - the Fox California, or the Fox.

2001 – 2002: Funding is given to the city of Stockton, with Congress awarding $290,000 in 2001, and $225,000 in 2002 to help renovate the Fox Theatre. The state of California also awards a $300,000 California Heritage Fund Grant.



Monday, May 7, 2018
Great staff at the Bob Hope Theater. My wife and I really enjoyed the "Elvis" show on 5/5/18. I used a walker when entering the theater. I had a very difficult time and was unable to walk beyond the entry door. I asked for help and the manager Kelly came over. I asked if they had a wheelchair available. He left and came back with one. He wheeled me to my seat. Made sure that the staff was available if I needed to be escorted to the bathroom. He had someone actually take me to my car at the end of the show. The gentleman who wheeled me out, even asked if my wife and I wanted to stop to see "Elvis" who was making himself available to his fans. We love this place and we're were treated so we'll. Many thanks to Kelley and his great crew!!

Emily Kendall

Friday, April 20, 2018
Great place to see a concert. Staff is friendly. Easy parking, getting in and out. Sound could be better...but overall a great experience every time I come here.

Krystal Bradford

Saturday, March 24, 2018
Dance Competition this weekend. The theater is historic and beautiful. The dressing rooms are very inconvenient and difficult to get in and out of. Dancers change alot and with minimal time. Obviously its an old place so nothing against them for the layout. But the STAFF...lord. THE MOST UNPROFESSIONAL RUDE bunch of people. Security was ridiculous. Power trippers. If it was about safety I would be all for it but its about drinks and snacks and it was insane! Dancers need that stuff to survive the show. They were allowed 1 water bottle each. They had stuff for sale in lobby. 4$ water bottle and 5$ hotdogs. Yuck. Its safe to say I'll never return. 3 stars for beauty if building.

Cain Robles

Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018
The Bob Hope Theatre is one of my favorite venues for live events. It’s a beautiful theatre with stunning interior and exterior decor. The building is very well kept and the staff is friendly and attentive. There’s no bad seat in the theatre and the sound system is pretty good. I highly recommend The Bob Hope Theatre, check it out!

Micky Mcfarren

Monday, April 16, 2018
Excellent building seating a little tight. Fabulous time. Love it

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