The Fox Theatre, a Walsenburg historic landmark, dates back to 1917 when it was named the Star Theatre. Upon its opening, the Walsenburg World reported, “Besides being a high-class picture show-house, the Star is now Walsenburg’s largest and best-equipped hall for plays, vaudeville or conventions.”
In 1929, the theatre began showing talking pictures, its interior was redecorated into a Spanish theme, and it was renamed The Valencia. Shortly thereafter, the Fox West Coast Theatre Corp. purchased the theatre and named it Fox Valencia. In 1941, the building received a thorough remodeling with an Art Deco facade and became The Fox.
Cool Fact: Former theatre owner Frank Piazza must have loved running the Fox because, in 1962, he built the now abandoned Trail Drive-in on Highway 160 west of Walsenburg.
Today, The Fox Theatre fosters, promotes, and increases the public knowledge and appreciation of the arts and cultural activities in Southern Colorado by playing movies and hosting live music and events.