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September 13, 2004
If you’re going to see the Coca-Cola Film Festival, that’s what this theatre was made for, you’re a lot less limited. If you just want to see the beauty of the theatre, you can take a tour that is given during the day for $10. They are given on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 10:00am and on Saturdays at 10:00am and 11:00am.
The Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival tends to play recent and classic family-friendly movies. This is a popular local activity. The Fox Theatre does host its Broadway series both throughout the year and during the summer (where most of my acoustical antagonism comes from). You can either buy tickets at the box office or from Ticketmaster (Publix Supermarkets sometimes offer discounts on Wednesday shows). In addition, the Atlanta Ballet performs there, including their always-popular version of The Nutcracker [404-873-5811]. Other events that happen at the Fox Theatre include concerts and an International Series featuring performing artists from around the globe.
As for parking…there is parking right next to the theatre, which is a good and bad thing. If you’re all dressed up in high heels, you probably do not want to trek around Atlanta. In addition, if it’s a night performance and you’re by yourself, I would also not advise walking all over Atlanta. The down side is that its $12 which after paying for your $60 or $80 tickets (and the $10 for drinks at the concession stand), it might make you think twice. There are parking lots along the nearby streets where you park and then pay in the little boxes, usually running between $1 and $5. Of course, those parking lots are not guarded and again I stress if you’re by yourself, Atlanta is not the city to take risks in. If you decide to park in the lot next to the theatre, get there early because it fills up fast.
From journal Southern Comforts
by Coach Bear
May 28, 2002
This theater was once the grand showcase of the South, showing movies and holding plays and activities. Almost, it was razed. A major renovation was undertaken to give this illustrious building new life. One can still see the finely engraved ornamentation on the columns. There is still a grand entranceway. There are elegant seats and decorative touches, many that are original to the building. Even the men's room has a touch of elegance in its appointments.
This was the second time that I saw "Phantom" in this location. There is a large stage, with plenty of room for almost any production. I had a romantic evening watching Andy Williams sing, a wonderful time watching Lynyrd Skynyrd perform "Freebird", and a great time watching "Showboat" and "Annie". Regardless the performance, I have enjoyed everything that I saw.
The only negative is not a problem with the Fox, but with the recent group of those attending the theater for a play. People used to attend all performances in evening dress style. Those attending the last performance of "Phantom" with me were sometimes seen in shorts and shirt, or what we used to call "dressed down". To me, that ruins the effect of the atmosphere. I hope that there is a change in this before the next play to be shone.
From journal Southern Cultural Experiences in Atlanta
March 17, 2002
Website for Current Season: www.foxtheatre.org
From journal Atlanta with the Family