Fox Theater in Detroit

Fox Theater

The Fox Theater, located in the heart of Detroit, is a historic landmark that has been captivating tourists since 1928 when it first opened its doors. This stunning theater building was designed by the renowned architect C. Howard Crane and has been preserved with its original architecture and charm, making it an iconic attraction for anyone visiting Detroit.

The Fox Theater has rich and fascinating history, having hosted some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, including Elvis Presley, Bing Crosby, and Harry Houdini, to name a few. The building served as a movie theater for a long time before it was shut down and nearly demolished in the 1980s. However, thanks to a massive renovation effort, it was restored to its former glory and re-opened in 1988.

When visiting the Fox Theater, tourists can expect to experience a breathtaking interior filled with ornate, intricate details, and luxurious decor reminiscent of the extravagant Art Deco and Neo-classical styles. The seating capacity of the theater is up to 5,040 people, making it the largest theater in Michigan.

Besides appreciating the mesmerizing architecture and interior of the building, visitors can attend concerts, musicals, and other live performances at the Fox Theater, which is now owned and operated by Olympia Entertainment. The Fox Theater hosts a variety of shows throughout the year, which can be seen on their website or purchased tickets at the box office.

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