Fox Theater, Atlanta

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660 Peachtree Street, Atlanta

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    Old Egyptian Theater

    by dustmon Written Aug 11, 2010

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    I used to usher at events in the 70's at the Fox, including the Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra, Chuck Mangeone and many other cool bands---even met my wife-to-be there.
    This is a great place of historical value which was almost torn down by Southern Bell Company to make room for an office building...... If you get a chance to tour this place, or see a movie in the summer (they have an organ concert before movies sometimes!), definitely check it out----opera is played here as well as other concerts throughout the year. Spamalot had it's Atlanta debut there---a really funny play! Make sure and check out the moving stars on the ceiling, and also the 2 bathrooms downstairs----must see!
    The website has info on tours and such---

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    FOX!

    by PVHS02 Updated Jun 2, 2010

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    The Fox Theater is beautiful. I've had two Fall Formals there and have also seen a couple movies in the big theater. Typically it's used to put on big live productions, but they had a showing of both Kill Bills so of course I had to be there for that.

    Since I first wrote this tip, I've seen two full stage productions there (Young Frankenstein and Mary Poppins) and have nothing but great things to say about the venue. Beautiful Egyptian design and very friendly staff.

    For a good drink before the show, order the Southside at Publik right next door. Parking's a bit of a bother depending on the event going on.

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    Fox is Tops for the Old Times

    by BruceDunning Updated Jan 31, 2009

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    Fox is from the old times when there was glory and splendor. In a renovation started by a group in 1970's, it is being revived. It began in 1920's by Shriner's as a temple. With the Depression, it closed, then to reopen as a theater in 1940's and that lasted until 1960's. It had 4,000 seats, so it was not competing well with suburban theaters. The area also was in severe decline. When the city/developers wanted to tear it down, a waive of revival started in 1976. By 1987, it was getting back in shape and today features shows for the public to match any around. Like about 15 others around the county, it is great USA heritage of a bygone era.

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    A Theatrical Gem!

    by TexasDave Written Oct 22, 2008

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    It is definitely worth the effort to see a show or concert at the Fox Theatre.
    It was build in the early 1920's to be a Shriner's Mosque and the whole design gives the impression of being in a Moorish palace.
    The auditorium is cavernous as it can seat over 4,600 people! If you really want to enjoy seeing what's gong on on the stage, buy the more expensive tickets because when you're in the 'cheap seats' everyone looks like ants on the stage.

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    Fox Theater

    by atufft Updated May 11, 2008

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    In the heart of Peachtree Street uptown is the Fox Theater, which has several nightclubs and restaurants in the immediate area, and Margaret Mitchell's home is just down the street. At this point, Peachtree Street narrows down to a two lane tree lined road, resembling somewhat what it's name implies. The Fox Theater is both great architecture of historical interest and a venue for seeing first class popular music performances. At the time I walked by a car was in the theater lobby and some fellows were discussing the next gig.

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    Check out the Fox Theater

    by tpangelinan Written Sep 16, 2006

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    Check out the Fox Theater, you can take tours and learn about the history Monday, Wednesday & Thursday at 10am and Saturday 10 & 11am $10 a person. You can also get tickets for shows, Ballets, concerts, shows for kids and so much more.

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    The Fox

    by amybrooke Written Aug 28, 2005

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    The Fox holds many concerts and comedy shows. We usually go once a year just because it is in the middle of the city and its fun to visit. Check out the schedule of upcoming events on their site.

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