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Fox Theatre, The
Visit our Web site: http://www.foxtheatre.org
660 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
Atlanta's fabulous Fox Theatre, originally the Yaarab Temple Shrine Mosque, was designed in the late 1920s as headquarters for the 5,000-member Shriner's organization. It was a beautifully grandiose monument to the heady excesses of the pre-crash 1920s with its mosque-like structure complete with minarets, onion domes and lavish interior decor. Its indoor Arabian courtyard features a sky full of flickering stars and magically drifting clouds, a spectacular striped canopy overhanging the balconies, and stage curtains depicting mosques and Moorish rulers in hand-sewn sequins and rhinestones. The interior is also a masterpiece of trompe l'oeil; false beams, false balconies, false tents, ornate grillwork hiding air conditioning and heating ducts. Virtually every practical feature was disguised with artistic fantasy, and nothing - no space, no furniture, no hardware - escaped gilt, tile or geometric design. Today, The Fox Theatre is one of Atlanta’s premiere venues for live entertainment. Its 4,678-seat theatre hosts more than 300 performances each year ranging from Broadway to rock to comedy to movies.