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St. Louis Gateway Section

FOX THEATRE TOUR | Saturday, March 9th 2019

Saturday, March 9, 2019 -
10:15am to 12:15pm
527 N Grand Blvd
St. Louis
Dodie Frank


Saturday, March 9th 2019


St. Louis The Fox Theatre has a fabulous history, beginning when the theatre opened on January 31, 1929 as one of the crown jewels in William Fox’s motion picture empire. Billed as “St. Louis’ largest and most magnificent temple of amusement,” the theatre anchored St. Louis’ entertainment area along North Grand Boulevard. For 50 cents, a person could experience splendor and enchantment of regal edifice, complete with live entertainment, music from two organs, Fox Movietone News, and of course, the “talkie”. After dazzling and delighting millions of people for nearly 50 years with films, stage shows, concerts, radio shows, special events and world premieres, the theatre closed in 1978. In 1981 the Fox was privately purchased by Fox Associates and an incredible one-year restoration project was launched, bringing the Siamese-Byzantine splendor of the Fox back to life. The Fox reopened its doors with the musical “Barnum” on September 7, 1982 to a capacity crowd of 4,500.


Don’t miss an opportunity for a private tour of the Fabulous Fox Theatre, followed by lunch in the Fox Club on March 9th . Plan to arrive at 10:15 and enter thru the box office into the main lobby. The tour will encompass several areas of the theatre, including backstage with access to the stage, as well as a half-hour organ concert. The lunch of soup, sandwich, and sides, including dessert & drinks, will follow. Total cost for tour and lunch, $35/person. Reservations required with an RSVP by Tuesday, March 5th to Dodie Frank at [email protected]. Please mail your check, payable to ‘MBCA –St. Louis Gateway Section’, to Dana Faerber at 13231 Greenbough Drive, St. Louis, MO 63141.


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