Fox Theatre Announces 2016 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival Lineup
Discounted Tickets On Sale NOW!
ATLANTA, GA (May 11, 2015) – The Fox Theatre announced today the official movie lineup for the 2016 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival held at the Fox Theatre, including the Opening Night selection “Purple Rain” this Saturday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m. Fans are invited to join in celebrating the legacy of Prince, as the date marks exactly one month since his legendary performance at the Fox Theatre. Special guest organist, Atlanta Hawks’ famed Sir Foster, will be commanding Mighty Mo for an exclusive pre-show Prince tribute. The Fox Theatre will glow purple, as audiences will receive complimentary purple glow sticks on a first come, first serve basis.
Throughout the summer, modern and vintage movie classics will be shown on Fox Theatre’s 26-foot high x 56-foot-8-inch wide big screen, and patrons will enjoy movies under the “stars” with Fox Theatre’s distinct blue sky with twinkling stars and fluffy clouds. For select showings, Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival offers guests a magical pre-show experience that includes a sing-along with a vintage cartoon and the world renowned Mighty Mo organ.
Closing Night’s Fan Favorite offers Fox Theatre’s guests the opportunity to end the 2016 festival with a cinematic ‘bang’! Hosted on the Fox Theatre’s Facebook page, fans will be able to vote for their favorite classic, comedic or romantic movie title to return to the big screen. Fans are encouraged to continue to check Facebook.com/TheFoxTheatreAtlanta for movie nominees and voting details.
In addition, Special Movie Tours will be available prior to the noted films, allowing guests to experience guided tours through the projection booth, screening room, celebrity dressing rooms, and the iconic Fox Theatre stage while learning about the history of movie palaces and Mr. William Fox’s innovations.
2016 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival Schedule*
*All showings are at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted
Saturday, May 14 Purple Rain, a celebration of the artistry of Prince
Friday, June 10 Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, 30th anniversary
Thursday, June 30 Breakfast at Tiffany’s, 55th anniversary
Thursday, July 7 The Shining
Thursday, July 21 Shrek, 15th anniversary
Thursday, July 18 TBA
Thursday, August 18 TBA
Saturday, August 20 @ 10 a.m. Saturday Morning Cartoons
Saturday, August 20 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (’71), 45th anniversary
Thursday, August 25 Citizen Kane, 75th anniversary
Saturday, August 27 @ 2 p.m. Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Sing-a-Long
Saturday, August 27 Closing Night’s Fan Favorite
General Movie Ticket Pricing
Discounted movie tickets will go on sale today and are available at the Fox Theatre Ticket Office, online at www.foxtheatre.org or by calling 855-285-8499. Beginning Friday, June 3 at 10 a.m. all tickets will be $10. Tickets purchased day of the show will be $12. Additional fees may apply.
Specialty Movie Ticket Pricing
The showings of “Purple Rain” and “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” (Sing-along) are Reserved Seating only. Tickets are $15.00 in advance or $20.00 on the day of show. Additional fees may apply.
Movie Tours and Parking Pricing
Tours must be purchased with a movie ticket, and are not sold separately. Prices are $35.00 for the movie ticket and tour ticket combined plus any processing fees at point of sale. Special $5 parking will be offered in select Lanier lots around the Fox Theatre, while spaces are available. For additional information on the movies or parking, please visit www.foxtheatre.org.
Note on Movie Tours: Space is limited; 20 people per individual tour. Movie Tours are not recommended for children under 7 due to the travel and tight locations. Children 2 and under are not permitted. Everyone must have a ticket. A few of the locations on the tour route are not ADA accessible and there are many stairs involved.
For more information, visit www.foxtheatre.org.
About the Fox Theatre
The Fox Theatre is one of Atlanta’s premiere venues for live entertainment and declared a Top Stop of the Decade by Venues Today Magazine and the #1 non-residency venue worldwide for the decade by Billboard Magazine. In April 2013, Rolling Stone Magazine announced that the Fox Theatre was one of “The Best Big Rooms in America” as part of their “Venues That Rock” series. In addition, The Fox Theatre was nominated for Theatre of the Year by Billboard and Pollstar Magazines, and awarded the Outstanding Historic Theatre of the Year award in 2011 by the League of Historic American Theatres. For the past decade, The Fox Theatre has been consistently ranked in the top three non-residency theatres in North America for gross ticket sales by industry trade magazines, Pollstar, Billboard and Venues Today. The Fox Theatre has the #1 social media presence for any theatre or performing arts center in North America, for any venue between 2,000 and 5,000 seats, and for any Georgia venue according to the Social Media Power 100 compiled by Venues Today Magazine. The Fox’s 4,678 seat theatre hosts 250 performances a year. An impressive range of events from rock concerts to Broadway, ballets, comedy and movies continue to attract more than 500,000 visitors per year. In addition, The Fox is host to wedding receptions, trade shows, corporate meetings and association functions in its fabulous ballrooms, lounge and outdoor terrace. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization, the Fox Theatre stands today as a fiercely protected landmark and a nationally acclaimed theater and is celebrating its 86th year. The partners of the Fox Theatre are Delta, Coca-Cola, Lexus, Georgian Terrace Hotel/Livingston, Georgia Natural Gas, Regions, Atlanta Beverage, Grady Health System, and Whole Foods Market. Tickets for all events are available at The Fox Theatre Ticket Office, online at www.FoxTheatre.org, and at all Atlanta Ticket Alternative locations including Whole Foods Markets, or toll free at 855-285-8499. For group sales information contact The Fox Theatre at (404) 881-2000, or visit The Fox Theatre website at www.foxtheatre.org.
About Fox Theatre Tours
Take a guided tour back to 1929 and the golden era of the movie palace at the Fox Theatre. Experience a magic carpet ride through ancient Egypt and the Middle East, all while learning about the largest movie palace in the Southeast. Be swept away into a world of Elvis Presley and the Rolling Stones, a world of Atlanta citizens rising up and saving a landmark from the wrecking ball, all from under the twinkling stars and fluffy clouds. After an hour’s journey, return to the keepsake filled Fox Gift Shop and come make your memory at Atlanta’s memory-maker. Find specific tour times and purchase tickets at www.FoxTheatre.org or call 855-285-8499 or at the Fox Theatre ticket office. To inquire about booking a special tour, please contact the theatre at (404) 881-2100.