Built during the golden age of movie palace construction in the early Twentieth Century, the Fox Theatre stands as a testament to the length’s theatres went to in order to construct spaces meant to awe their patrons as much as the shows they came to see. Built as the flagship of the national chain of Fox Theatres, Detroit’s Fox Theatre has a place in both the history of Detroit as well as the nation’s history as a whole. In its nearly century-long lifespan, it has shown the first run of some of the greatest films of all time as well as hosted world-famous musicians and live plays. There is something for everyone at this landmark.
As the largest theatre in Detroit, Fox Theatre can seat over five thousand people and in its heyday routinely made tens of thousands of dollars when admission was less than one dollar. The building is located in Detroit’s entertainment district, meaning it is never far from the most interesting places you will find in the city. Whether you are interested in the shows available or the unique architecture of the theatre, you will leave with incredible memories of your time there.
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