Atlanta’s Fox Theatre has had a rich history ever since opening in 1929. The Fox Theatre is Atlanta’s only remaining movie palace, a term used to describe the large ornate movie theater created in the first half of the 20th century. Other famous movie palaces of that era in Atlanta, such as the Martin Cinerama, Paramount Theater, the Roxy Theater, and the Loew’s Grand, are all gone.
Today the Fox Theatre is one of Atlanta’s very finest performing arts venues, and with a great range of diversity, too. Performances range from Sesame Street Live to The Phantom of the Opera, so whatever your children’s age, there’s surely something appropriate for them, and that the whole family can enjoy. A full list of upcoming shows with dates & times can be found on the theater’s website.
As a historic movie palace, there’s more to the Fox than just watching a show—there’s also the tours! The Fox Theatre Tour is an hour-long escapade taking you throughout the many places in the theater. One of the very most impressive parts of the tour is Mighty Mo’, a monumental theatre organ with 3,622 pipes, making it the second largest in the entire country. The theater was built in Islamic & Egyptian architectural styles, with the Egyptian ballroom fashioned after a temple to Ramses II, and the auditorium designed after an Arabian courtyard. There is much more to the building than just these two highlights however, with the architectural style pervading throughout the entire theater, including the outside. Tours cost $5 for children 10 and under, and $18 for adults. More information available here.
660 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30308