Thursday, June 26, 2014

#93: Fabulous Fox Theatre

One of the iconic theaters in St. Louis...period. Think about the location, the architecture, you name it. Even Roger Waters (formerly of Pink Floyd) raved about it in a Rolling Stone interview. Sadly, I've only been there once, and there were a couple times I was about to go back but (as it turned out) they were sold-out events. It was cool to see David Byrne live in concert there back in 2008.

  • Built in 1929, it started out as a movie theater and was for the next three decades.
  • Named after William Fox, who was an original motion picture legend who showcased films from his company, Fox Film Corporation.
  • When it was finished, the theater was the second-largest theater in the United States at the time.
  • The theater closed in 1978, but re-opened in 1982 after it was purchased by Fox Associates. 
  • Three decades after its re-opening, it continuously hosts several music concerts and Broadway shows/musicals. 
  • Musicians that have performed here include the White Stripes, Ringo Starr, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Paramore
  • Currently seats 4,192 people, not including the 'private Fox club'
Right side of the cake

Left side of the cake

Top of the cake

 An episode of KETC Channel 9's 'Living St. Louis' devoted to Fox Theatre

 There is also an episode of 'Living St. Louis' devoted to the classic Fox Organ located at the theater

The cake is no longer on display. 

Fabulous Fox on FB
Wikipedia link
Official website

539 North Grand Blvd., ST. LOUIS, MO, 63103
Cake artist: Rick Monrotus

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