Joplin Fox still going
JOPLIN, MO — Locals remember past days of glory for their local movie palaces, especially the Fox Theatre.
Several other movie theaters from that era still exist throughout the area today. Ongoing renovation projects at some of those have been undertaken to restore them to their former glory.
But in the 1930s, there was no place bigger or better in Joplin to go see a movie than the Fox Theatre.
It took 300 men working simultaneously and $500,000 to build the Fox in seven months, said Joplin Mayor Gary Shaw.
Read the full story in the Joplin Globe.