While it may be known today as a premier venue for stage and concert productions, Atlanta’s historic Fox Theatre was originally created as a movie palace. It’s fitting, then, that the Fox Theatre is the host of the 2014 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival, a summer-long lineup of some of Hollywood’s biggest classics. This year’s lineup focuses heavily on classics celebrating anniversaries – of the 14 features slated for the summer, nine are celebrating anniversaries this year. They include some classics long associated with the LGBT community, including The Wizard of Oz, Gone with the Wind and The Women.
Each event includes not only the film screening, but a special pre-show experience with a sing-along and a vintage cartoon. On top of that, special movie tours will be available prior to each screening. The tours will guide visitors through the projection booth, screening room, celebrity dressing rooms, and the historic Fox Theatre stage. Tours are limited to 20 people per individual tour; tour tickets can be purchased at the same time as screening tickets.
Tickets for most screenings are currently $10 in advance and $12 at the door, though there are some exceptions. Gone with the Wind, Mary Poppins and the double feature of Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Gone with the Wind and Mary Poppins tickets include reserved seating; the latter, which is playing as a sing-along, has a special group discount rate of $12. All tickets for the Saturday Morning Cartoons special are $5. Tickets are available at the Fox Theatre box office, at foxtheatre.org, or at 855-285-8499.