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Woodward Avenue - Fox Theater - Detroit, MI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Farkle 7
N 42° 20.301 W 083° 03.110
17T E 330971 N 4689382
Quick Description: The Detroit Fox is the largest of the Fox Theaters. Built in 1928 for William Fox, founder of 20th Century Fox, it was the first movie palace to have live sound.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 5/18/2008 11:13:40 AM
Waymark Code: WM3TZ7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
Views: 53

Long Description:
The great thing about Woodward Avenue being in the heart of an urban area is you can cruise along it after dark and enjoy all the old neon that hasn't been torn down. However, I don't recommend straying to far from Woodward...

From the Fox's website:

The architect, C. Howard Crane, designed a lavish interior blend of Burmese, Chinese, Indian and Persian motifs. There are three levels of seating, the Main Floor above the orchestra pit, the Mezzanine, and the Gallery (balcony). The exterior of the attached 10-story building features an Art Deco facade, which at night is illuminated and can be seen for several blocks.
The Fox remained Detroit's premier movie destination for decades. By the 1970's the theatre was a grimy venue reduced to showing horror and Kung fu movies. Unlike other downtown theatres in 70's like the Michigan, United Artist and Capitol the Fox managed remained open. The 1980's brought new hope for the Fox when in 1984 Chuck Forbes owner of State and Gem theaters, Forbes though was unable complete his renovation plans.

In 1988 the theater underwent a $12 million renovation by its new owners Mike and Marian Ilitch.[1] Ilitch Holdings, Inc. is headquartered in the Fox Theater Office Building. The area of downtown near Grand Circus Park which encompasses Fox Theatre is some referred to as Foxtown after the theater . In 2000 Comerica Park opened and helped to revitalize the area along with Ford Field in 2002. The Fox is Detroit’s top venue for Broadway shows.

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Website: [Web Link]

Official Name: Woodward Avenue

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