AKA: California Theatre of Performing Arts, San Bernardino, CA; Fox California Theater, San Bernardino, CA

Structure Type: built works - performing arts structures - theatres

Designers: Perrine, John Paxton Architect (firm); John Paxton Perrine (architect)

Dates: constructed 1927-1928

2 stories

562 West 4th Street
San Bernardino, CA 92401

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Building History

Architect John Paxton Perrine (1886-1972) designed this 2,000-seat theatre for W.O. Harris at an estimated cost of $200,000. The theatre was located within a larger office building that would have 15 retail spaces and 13 office suites.

Associated Theaters managed the California Theatre at its opening on 08/15/1928.

Building Notes

Will Rogers made his final public performance at the California Theatre in San Bernardino, CA, two months prior to his death in an airplane accident.

PCAD id: 17303