Fox Tucson Theatre
The Fox Tucson Theatre rests in the heart of downtown Tucson, Arizona at the intersection of Stone Avenue and Congress Street. Ground broke on the Fox Tucson Theatre on August 24, 1929, with an initial budget of $300,000. Originally the theatre was supposed named the "Tower Theatre"; however, in September 1929 the plans changed. The Diamos Brothers' Lyric Chain of Theatres, were acquired by the Fox West Coast Theatre chain. Part of what makes the Fox Tucson Theatre so unique is how it was initially "designed as a dual vaudeville/movie house", which "featured a stage, full fly-loft, and dressing rooms beneath the stage". When the theatre finally opened on April 11, 1930 Tucson, Arizona had one of the biggest parties the tiny city had ever seen. It is to believed that some 3,000 people were in attendance in the theatre, with many more outside the theatre.
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