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The "Fabulous Fox" Theater opened on December 25, 1929 on the corner of Peachtree Street and Ponce de Leon Avenue in Midtown Atlanta. The theater's Moorish design and lavish grandeur set it apart from Fox Theaters in other cities. Preservationists saved the Fox from demolition in 1974, and today it hosts cultural and artistic events such as the Broadway Series, the Atlanta Ballet, concerts, a summer film series, and many others. The U.S. Department of the Interior named the Fox a National Historic Landmark in 1976.

The original architecture and décor of the Fox can be roughly divided into two categories:
Islamic architecture - the building exterior, the auditorium, the Grand Salon, the mezzanine Gentlemen’s Lounge and the lower Ladies Lounge.
Egyptian architecture - the Egyptian Ballroom, the mezzanine Ladies Lounge and the lower Gentlemen’s Lounge.


Peachtree Street/Main Entrance/Ticket Kiosk

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q...cb3125124f8cafa5c904fe7ab1a46059o0&ajaxhist=0

Peachtree Entrance/Minarets/Marquee

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/755391517/sizes/m/in/photostream/

South Elevation/Ponce de Leon Ave./Onion Dome/Ponce de Leon Exit

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeschinkel/256407704/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/hanneorla/86206469/

1. Ponce de Leon Exit/Outer Staircase 2. Southeast Corner/Peachtree and Ponce de Leon intersection

http://www.flickr.com/photos/hanneorla/86206554/in/photostream/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/robertlz/1176291632/

Single Minaret/Southwest Corner

http://www.flickr.com/photos/justanuptowngirl/1356056251/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/pixbybill/227991438/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/mandyandjeffg/123685559/


Arcade Entryway and Ticket Kiosk, 1. looking out to the street 2. looking in toward the Entry Doors

http://www.flickr.com/photos/pixbybill/199039711/in/photostream/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/pixbybill/199039675/


1. Front Entry Doors 2. Aerial View

http://www.flickr.com/photos/robertlz/1176458166/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/stellarlux/39352160/
 

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the fabulouse what ? ? ? ......

JUST AMERICAN TRASH !!!





2 IS TOO MUCH !!!!
 

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It's fabulous: of any places, I was surprised to stumble across this art-decoish gem boasting an ornamental dome and a grandeur staircase while I was visiting the town several years ago. 10 just for the originality.
 

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the fabulouse what ? ? ? ......

JUST AMERICAN TRASH !!!





2 IS TOO MUCH !!!!
Oh, absolutely. The Fox Theater isn't bizarre or dysfunctional enough to rate more than a 2.

J/K. 10 of 10.

EDIT: I was in high school when the Save the Fox effort was underway, and my and my friends' contribution was to usher at events there. So I got to see a lot of good rock concerts, plus some other events ("Equus," for example). that I wouldn't have experienced otherwise. So I love this building and I always will.

The only downside is that the Southern Bell tower that shares the site is quite hideous, so much so that it almost seems that the architects deliberately uglified it to make the Fox seem even more impressive.
 

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.....LIKE A WEDDING CAKE...!




:lol: :nuts: :nuts: :nuts: :lol:​
 

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"Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." Martin Luther King, Jr.

In this case not so much dangerous...but hilarious.:laugh:
 

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Aw c'mon.... show us the auditorium and grand lobby of the Atlanta Fox... so far you've only given us
morsels...

The Atlanta Fox was one of 5 grand theatre's that William Fox commissioned for the Fox chain in 1928-29.
 
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