Fox Theatre

660 Peachtree St. NE
ATLANTA Fulton, 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.

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