Going to the theater is always a great time out, but attending a show at the historic Fox Theater in Atlanta is an extra special treat. The theater was built in 1928 as a home for Atlanta’s Shriners Organization. The architecture was influenced by ancient temples and built in the “mosque” style of the Far East. Shortly after it was built due to the high cost of maintaining the structure the Shriners leased the building to William Fox, a movie mogul who built movie theaters across the country. The Fox opened on Christmas Day 1929 to a sold out crowd, premiering Steamboat Willie, Disney’s first cartoon starring Mickey Mouse. To read more about the history of the Fox Theatre Atlanta click here.
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