Articles - Things to do in Atlanta
Aug 6, 2013 - Fox Theatre, Atlanta
The Fox Theatre in Atlanta is a theatre that is filled with much “drama” – and we are not just talking about the shows that have been performed here before, we are also talking about the history behind this majestic theatre. Even if you don’t feel like watching a performance here at the Fox Theatre, you can always charter an Atlanta bus and visit the theatre just to learn more about the history behind it and believe us; it will be worth the trip.
Should this be your first trip to the Fox Theatre in a chartered Atlanta bus, perhaps you may not even know the history behind it. Did you know that the Fox Theatre in Atlanta was not originally built as a theatre? Instead, it was originally meant to be built as a home for Atlanta’s Shriners organization. In order to create a headquarters that would also befit the group’s high flying social status, the Shriners looked to the Far East for inspiration and that’s where they came up with the idea of a mosque style structure that best fit their stature. However, soon it was clear that the fantastic and intricate designs of the building became a financial burden that the Shriners could no longer bear the costs, so they had to lease it to William Fox, a movie tycoon. However, things became to look bleak and unpromising for the Fox Theatre to continue during the Great Depression, and because of the love for the theatre, Atlanta moviegoers came together to raise funds to save the theatre. Hence, the Fox Theatre remains standing where it is today.
Throughout the whole theatre, as Atlanta chartered bus guests entered into the building, it would seem as though they have just been transported into another world altogether with its Arabian Nights theme interior (think Aladdin - or something to that effect). An additional plus point about the Fox Theatre is the “Dinner & A Show Package” that they offer to moviegoers. They will pair up different movies or performances with a dinner for their guests, so you not only get to enjoy a good show, but also fill up your hungry tummies before the show starts.
The Fox Theatre is also a place where corporate functions as well as private parties are held and with the service of a chartered bus in Atlanta, planning a birthday party or a wedding reception here is not a problem at all. While you are there, don’t forget to check out their one-of-a-kind restrooms – you’ll have to be there in person to find out why!