|Atlanta, GA: Fox Theatre|
Country: United States of America
Location: 660 Peachtree Street NE / Ponce de Leon Avenue
Built 1925 in Moorish revival and Egyptian revival style as part of the "Yaarab Temple Shrine Mosque" complex. 1929 converted into a theatre and cinema, opened 25 Dec 1929 as "Fox Theatre" with the film "Salute" and a stage show. Closed 1973. 1975 saved from demolition by a non-profit group. Subsequently restored and re-opened as a performing arts centre. The building contains the main hall (4665 seats) and two ballrooms. It still features the original 1929 theatre organ by M. P. Möller (nicknamed "Mighty Mo"), the largest organ built by that company.
Front Text: "Shrine Mosque and Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia", sign: "Fox"|
Handwritten Reverse Text: "The 'Shriners' is a club, and this is their meeting place. It also contains the Fox Theatre, which contains the world's largest theater organ."
Publisher: The R & R News Company, Atlanta; A-2
Type: Divided Back
Front Text: sign: "Fox", marquee: "The Souths finest. The Nations Second Largest. 4000 Luxurious Seats.", "Bob Vancamp at the Mighty Fox Organ"|
Reverse Text: "The Fabulous Fox Theatre of Atlanta, Georgia! The Fox, located on Peachtree Street, is minutes from all areas of the city. Designed after a Moorish palace, the theatre seats 4000 under a blue sky with twinkling stars. The Fox houses the world's largest Cinemascope screen, a powerful stereophonic sound system, and a magnificent Moller organ. It is a favorite landmark."
Publisher: Atlanta News Agency, Chamblee; Plastichrome; P65105
Type: Divided Back
Front Text: "Atlanta", sign: "Fox", marquee: advertising a Luther Vandross and Cheryl Lynn concert on 15 Oct|
Reverse Text: "The Fox Theatre with its Arab Motif is a Natinoal Historic Site located on 600 Peachtree Street. The Fox was built in grandeous materils in 1929."
Publisher: Aerial Photography Services, Charlotte NC; 373556
Sent: to South Acton MA, 1991
Front Text: "Atlanta", sign: "Fox", marquee: advertising Phish, Joffreys Rock Ballet and the Righteous Brothers|
Reverse Text: "The Fox Theater was built in 1929 and designed after a moorish courtyard with stars, clouds and even a sunrise and sunset."
Publisher: The Postcard Factory, Makharn, Ontario; Ref: ATL-502v
|Permanent link: https://www.andreas-praefcke.de/carthalia/id/4258|