Administrative History

 

Ownership

Ed West-- 1908-1911

E.F. Ollie-- 1911- June 27, 1913

R.J. Floyd-- June 27, 1913-June 2, 1920

Kohn and Fairchild Amusement Company-- June 2, 1920- August 31, 1929

Fox West Coast Theatres Company-- August 31, 1929- February 19, 1959

John, Salma (Sally), and Marie Sawaya-- February 19, 1959-December 7, 2018

City of Trinidad-- December 7, 2018-present

Managers

Max Kohn-- 1919- August 1929

Henry Westerfield-- August 1929- January 1933

C.H. Ernst-- January 1933- September 1933

William Fowers-- September 1933- 1934

C. Don Sheedy-- 1934- May 1937

Mark Berkhimer-- May 1937- June 1939

Michael Zalesny-- June 1939- November 1941

Les Newkirk-- November 1941- July 1943

Henry Westerfield-- July 1943- August 1947

Harold L. McCormick-- August 1947- July 1950

Russ Page-- July 1950- February 1959

Salma (Sally) and Marie Sawaya-- February 1959- January 2002

Michael Hadad-- January 2002- 2013

Staff

Ed Byers, Doorman-- 1908-1933

Walter Jancke, Assistant Manager-- 1934-1936

Sam Piazza, Projectionist-- 1949- 

Christopher Smith, Project Manager-- 2018-present

 

 
 
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Salma (Sally) and Marie Sawaya

The day of their purchase of the Fox-West, February 19, 1959. They would operate the theater for over four decades, until their nephew, Michael Hadad, became manager in 2002.

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Henry Westerfield

Served as manager of the Fox (West) twice: upon its sale to Fox-Intermountain in 1929, and again in the late 1940s. This certificate was located on the back of an office door.