Built as the Shriners’ Atlanta headquarters in the 1920’s, the Fox Theatre was originally a mosque. True to its name,
the building was lavished with fantastical minarets and onion domes, and intricate grille-work. During the Depression,
the Shriners allowed William Fox to convert The Temple into one of his famous movie
palaces. In this new incarnation, the movie theatre’s marquee glowed with some of the biggest names
in show business.
Built in French Baroque style, the Chicago Theater was one of the first lavish movie palaces in America,
complete with velvet seats, Wurlitzers and an orchestra pit. This State Street icon is more than
half a city block wide, seven stories tall, with the CHICAGO marquee nearly six stories high.
Each ornament is appr 5” high and comes boxed.
OR30 – Fox Theater Ornament
OR31 – Chicago Theater Ornament