Fox Theatre Atlanta Celebrates its 75th Anniversary!
ATLANTA, GA — On Christmas Day, December 25th, 1929, the Atlanta Fox Theatre opened its doors to the public for the very first time. To commorate its 75 years, the Fox Theatre will host a gala open house on Sunday, December 26th from 1pm until 7pm.
The Fox will open up its auditorium and ballrooms to the public with no admission charge. Many events are planned to take place at the Fox during this celebration. For more information, please visit the Fox’s web site at http://www.foxtheatre.org/
Georgia Public Broadcasting has created two documentaries on the Fox. The first is entitled “The Fabulous Fox”. It is a 90-minute documentary on the long history of the Atlanta Fox. A companion 30-minute documentary “This Old Movie Palace” details the on-going restoration efforts on the Fox. GPB has created a web site at http://188.8.131.52/FOX/foxflash.html which has more information on the Fox.
The documentaries are set to air on Wednesday night, December 1st on the GPTV network at 8pm. For those of you that are outside their broadcasting area, the show will be streamed from their main GPTV website at www.gpb.org
These programs will also be available on VHS and DVD at a later date. The DVD will also include a virtual tour, photographs, and lots of behind the scenes stuff. I am told the videos will be made available at the Fox’s anniversary celebration and afterwards will be used as a promotional gifts during the next GPTV fundraising pledge drive. The last time I talked to the producers, they did not know when the videos would be available for sale from GPB, but they expected they eventually would be.