New Tours Starting April 1 Will Continue to Preserve and Share the Fox
If you’ve ever wondered what hidden treasures and stories lie behind the glowing marquee of the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, now is your chance to discover it all. Beginning April 1, the historical movie palace rich in performing arts and architectural history will host regular tours of its magical venue. The tours are one of many ways in which The Fox Theatre is keeping its promise to preserve and share the Fox Theatre with the citizens of Atlanta, the very people who have kept it running for the past 30+ years. Tours will take place on Mondays and Thursdays at 10 a.m., 11 a.m, noon and 1 p.m. and on Saturdays at 10 a.m and 11 a.m.. Ticket prices range from $15 for military and seniors, and $18 for adults (free for children 10 and under). Find specific tour times and purchase tickets at http://foxatltix.com/, call 855-ATL-TIXX (855-285-8499) or at the Fox Theatre ticket office.
Visitors will enjoy a 60-minute guided tour showcasing the must-see details of the Fox and its remarkable history. Entering through the same entrance as patrons did in 1929, visitors will tour over 10 locations throughout the building – from the orchestra pit and Mighty Mo’, the largest working Moller theatre organ in the world to the Men’s Lounge featuring the original furniture chosen by the wife of movie-mogul William Fox. They will also learn the incredible story of how Atlanta citizens rose up to save a landmark from the wrecking ball while walking the very same halls as Elvis, The Rolling Stones and Madonna.
One simple fact that makes the Fox Theatre so unique is that it was commissioned and built by the Shriners with the intention to build their own Mosque in Atlanta. Every room reflects inspiration from ancient Egypt and the Middle East – from the authentic hieroglyphics on the ceiling in the Egyptian ballroom to the auditorium designed to look like an open courtyard of a Middle Eastern palace. Despite its intricate detail from floor to ceiling, the building only took 18 months to complete from start to finish.
“We are very excited to share this historical landmark with our Atlanta patrons and those visiting our great city,” says Allan Vella, President and Chief Executive Officer. “As the only historic theatre in the country with a full-time, in-house Restoration department, we take pride in preserving and maintaining the Fox for future generations. The Fox Theatre has been a ‘Memory Maker’ for so many Atlantans, and taking an in depth tour will give our patrons a new appreciation and memory of the Fox Theatre.”
To inquire about booking a private or a group of 20 or more, please contact the theatre at 404-881-2100. For more information on the tours, visit http://www.foxtheatre.org/.