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Fox Theatre Announces “Purple Rain” as Opening Night Film for the 2016 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival
A First Look at Scheduled Films for the 2016 Festival at Atlanta’s Historic Fox Theatre
ATLANTA, GA (May 2, 2015) – The Fox Theatre is pleased to announce the preview slate for the 2016 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival including the Opening Night Film, “Purple Rain” on 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.
Purple Rain Opening Night Ticket Pricing and On-Sale Date
Tickets for “Purple Rain” go on sale this Monday, May 2 at 10 a.m. Reserved Seating tickets are $15 in advance or $20 on the day of the show (plus applicable fees), and are available at the Fox Theatre Ticket Office, online at www.foxtheatre.org or by calling 855-285-8499.
A sneak peek of audience favorites that will be shown on Fox Theatre’s 26-foot high x 56-foot-8-inch wide big screen will include the 30th anniversary of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” the Audrey Hepburn classic “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” and the much beloved family programming of Saturday Morning Cartoons and “The Little Mermaid” sing-a-long. Plus many more titles to be announced.
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.
The full film festival schedule will be released shortly. Discounted pre-sale begins on Monday, May 9 at 10 a.m. with all tickets $8. Beginning Friday, June 3 at 10 a.m. all tickets will be $10. Tickets purchased day of the show will be $12. Select Reserved Seating only shows will have specialty pricing of $15 tickets in advance or $20 day of the show.
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.
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