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Photos: Touring the Historic Fox Inglewood

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Last Saturday, local history nerds got a chance to tour the closed Fox Inglewood as part of
the Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation's monthly free tours program. Built in 1949 and designed by architect S. Charles Lee, the beautiful theatre has fallen into crumbles over the years and is currently on the auction block. Preservationists want it saved and the city of Inglewood is working on a bid.

If won by the municipality, the theatre could become Market Street's hub for revitalization. "What we want is a theatre that's busy seven days a week," explained Hillsman Wright, the Foundation's Executive Director, to LAist last week. "That's what's going to reanimate Market Street."

The 1,000 seat theatre is currently owned by former NFL linebacker Mark Fields, according to USC's South Los Angeles report, which dives into the theatre's history.

LAist reader and Twitter user New Stone Age joined in on the tour and shared the above photos with us (thanks!).