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Fox Theatre in Detroit

Fox Theatre in Detroit, Michigan

History of Fox Theatre

The Fox Theatre is a performing arts center located in Downtown Detroit. The theatre opened in 1928 as a movie palace and with over 5,000 seats, it was the largest theater in the city. The Fox Theatre was designed by architect C. Howard Crane with 5,048 seats (5,174 seats if you include the removable seats) and is the largest surviving movie palace of the 1920s. Crane designed the theater with a lot of East Asian influences including Burmese, Chinese, Indian and Persian motifs and the incredibly lavish interior showcases this design across three levels of seating: Main Floor, Mezzanine, and Balcony. The theater also has a ten-story office building attached which currently houses the headquarters for Olympia Entertainment

When the Fox opened in 1928, it became and subsequently remained Detroit's premier movie destination for decades. However, by the 1960s, the venue was showing its age and needed vital maintenance. By the 1970s, the mezzanine and balcony seating areas had to be closed to the public for safety concerns. Luckily the theater was closed in the late 1980s during which it underwent a full restoration. The Fox Theatre reopened in November of 1988 and has been fully operational ever since.

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