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Trick or Treat Tours at the Fox Theatre

Article Date 09/18/2017

Fox Theatre Hosts Its 5th Annual Ghost Tours this October with Tickets On-Sale Sept. 20

ATLANTA (Sept. 14, 2017) It will be a spook-tacular time at the theater, as the Fox Theatre opens its doors for the fifth annual Fox Theatre Ghost Tours this Halloween season. A motley crew of historical spirits and specters will join guests as they walk the haunted halls of one of the city’s most treasured landmarks to learn about ghastly sightings or unexplained bumps in the night.

October Ghost Tour dates and times are being finalized, and will be announced upon its on-sale on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 10 a.m. at www.FoxTheatre.org. Ghost Tours are approximately 60 minutes long. Tickets are $30, plus applicable fees, and may be purchased at FoxTheatre.org, the Fox Theatre ticket office and by calling 855-285-8499. The ghost tours are not recommended for children under the age of 10; children under 6 are not permitted.  To inquire about booking a private tour or a group of 20 or more, please contact the theatre at (404) 881-2100. 

Spooks and scares will be around every shadowy corner as guides recount supernatural tales collected from theatre staff and contractors over the years. Most notably, guests may experience a chill as they enter the boiler room, which is the current residence of the Fox’s most famous ghost – Roosevelt. Roosevelt maintained the Fox Theatre’s boiler room until his passing in 1945.  Since then, it is rumored that he still “works” in the boiler room – stoking the fire and cleaning the burners to keep the Fox Theatre warm throughout the winter. If you disturb him while he works, he may slam doors, hit things and turn off lights to shock his unruly guests. Other spooky stops include the hospital room, power room and sub-basement areas, including the stage freight elevator.

Over the years, many of the staff and more than a few patrons have claimed to have felt a sudden blast of cold air, seen a shadowy figure float along the walls or heard the slow creaking of a door shutting close without cause . . . will you?

For more information on the tours, visit www.FoxTheatre.org.


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About the Fox Theatre

The Fox Theatre is one of Atlanta’s premiere venues for live entertainment and declared a Top Stop of the Decade by Venues Today Magazine and the #1 non-residency venue worldwide for the decade by Billboard Magazine. In April 2013, Rolling Stone Magazine announced that the Fox Theatre was one of “The Best Big Rooms in America” as part of their “Venues That Rock” series. In addition, the Fox Theatre was nominated for Theatre of the Year by Billboard and Pollstar Magazines, and awarded the Outstanding Historic Theatre of the Year award in 2011 by the League of Historic American Theatres. For the past decade, the Fox Theatre has been consistently ranked in the top three non-residency theatres in North America for gross ticket sales by industry trade magazines, Pollstar, Billboard and Venues Today. The Fox Theatre has the #1 social media presence for any theatre or performing arts center in North America, for any venue between 2,000 and 5,000 seats, and for any Georgia venue according to the Social Media Power 100 compiled by Venues Today Magazine. The Fox’s 4,665 seat theatre hosts 250 performances a year. An impressive range of events from rock concerts to Broadway, ballets, comedy and movies continue to attract more than 500,000 visitors per year. In addition, the Fox is host to wedding receptions, trade shows, corporate meetings and association functions in its fabulous ballrooms, lounge and outdoor terrace. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization, the Fox Theatre stands today as a fiercely protected landmark and a nationally acclaimed theater and is celebrating its 88th year. The Fox Theatre proudly acknowledges our partners for their generous support: Coca-Cola, Lexus, Georgian Terrace Hotel, Georgia Natural Gas, Atlanta Beverage- Budweiser, Regions, Grady Health Systems, and Whole Foods Market. Tickets for all events are available at the Fox Theatre Ticket Office, online at www.FoxTheatre.org, or toll free at 855-285-8499. For group sales information contact the Fox Theatre at (404) 881-2000, or visit The Fox Theatre website at www.foxtheatre.org. Please stay connected with the Fox Theatre on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

 

About Fox Theatre Tours
Take a guided tour back to 1929 and the golden era of the movie palace. Experience a magic carpet ride through the Middle East and ancient Egypt, and all while learning about the largest movie palace in the Southeast. Tour guides will entertain and educate guests as they are swept away by the Fox Theatre’s amazing history including tales of Elvis Presley, the Rolling Stones, and how the citizens of Atlanta rose up to save the landmark from the wrecking ball. Tours are approximately 60 minutes in duration and select specialty tours may have age restrictions. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.FoxTheatre.org, the Fox Theatre ticket office or call 855-285-8499. To inquire about booking a special tour or group tours, please contact the theatre at (404) 881-2100.

 

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