Fox Theatre


660 Peachtree Street NE
NW corner at Ponce de Leon Ave NE
Atlanta GA 30308-1929 USA
(503) 248-4335

geo: 33.7726151,-84.3855785

The Fox Theatre in Atlanta was originally the Yaarab Temple Shrine Mosque. ''It was a beautifully outlandish, opulent, and grandiose monument during the excesses of the pre-crash 1920s. The mosque-like structure was complete with minarets, onion domes, and an interior décor even more lavish than its façade.'' Under the management of movie Mogul William Fox, Atlanta's Fox Theatre joined Fox's other movie 'palaces' like the Fox Theatre in Detroit, becoming a thriving movie house from the 1940s through the 1960s. During this time, the Fox also hosted occasional live entertainment by prominent artists and the Metropolitan Opera Company. Atlanta's Fox Theatre was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1976, and has undergone several restoration projects. Today, the Fox is a well-known Atlanta landmark and premier entertainment venue.  Read more »

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