|Address||2211 Woodward Avenue|
|Public transit||Montcalm Street|
|Type||Performing arts center|
|Current use||live event venue|
|Reopened||November 19, 1988|
|Architect||C. Howard Crane|
|Architectural style||Art Deco with a blend of Burmese, Indian, Persian, Chinese, and Hindu motifs|
|NRHP reference No.||85000280|
|Added to NRHP||February 14, 1985|
|Designated NHL||June 29, 1989|
|Designated MSHS||October 17, 1991|
The Fox Theatre is a performing arts center located at 2211 Woodward Avenue in Downtown Detroit, Michigan, near the Grand Circus Park Historic District. Opened in 1928 as a flagship movie palace in the Fox Theatres chain, it was at over 5,000 seats the largest theater in the city. Designed by theater architect C. Howard Crane, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985 and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1989 for its architecture. The area surrounding the Fox is nicknamed Foxtown. The city's major performance centers and theatres emanate from the Fox Theatre and Grand Circus Park Historic District and continue along Woodward Avenue toward the Fisher Theatre in the city's New Center.
The Fox has 5,048 seats (5,174 seats if removable seats placed in the raised orchestra pit are included). It is the largest surviving movie palace of the 1920s and the largest of the original Fox Theatres. The Fox was fully restored in 1988. The adjacent office building houses the headquarters of Olympia Entertainment and Little Caesars.
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- "About Us". Olympia Entertainment. 2006. Archived from the original on January 7, 2010. Retrieved November 2, 2009.
- "Franchise Opportunities" (PDF). Little Caesars Enterprises. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 23, 2013. Retrieved November 2, 2009.
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