Fondly referred to as the Fabulous Fox, the Fox Theatre hosts many cultural and artistic events in Atlanta, including the Atlanta Ballet and many Broadway shows.
The History of the Fox Theatre
Located in Midtown Atlanta, the Fox Theatre was built in 1929 and was originally intended as a Yarrab Temple Shrine Mosque. The $2.75 million project was completed just two months before the stock market crash and, after just two years, went into bankruptcy.
Movie mogul William Fox and the Shriners both lost their economic interests in the building at that time. Stronger management was acquired during the 1940s, however, and the Fox Theatre soon became one of the finest movie theatres in Atlanta.
Part of the Fox’s success at that time was contributed to…