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Let’s All Go to the Movies†

Jurassic Park, Rocky and Some Like It Hot are all new additions to the Fox Theatre lineup. By Kathy Janich

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From easy to dispicably challenging, Brasstown Bald has a scenery-spiked hike for you. By Phil Kloer

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LET’S ALL GO TO THE MOVIES ‘Jurassic Park,’ ‘Rocky’ and ‘Some Like it Hot’ are new additions to the Fox Theatre lineup By Kathy Janich ATLANTA’S PERFORMING ARTS PUBLICATION

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he 2016 Fox Summer Film Festival has already crossed 30 days off its calendar. If you’re late to the popcornscented, A/C-cooled party, you’ve missed Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. But don’t sweat. Eight titles are still to come, including Rocky and Jurassic Park, which recently joined the lineup, and one film that Fox audiences and Facebook fans helped select. Drumroll, please … from among Some Like It Hot, The Notebook and The Wizard of Oz, you chose … Some Like It Hot, the 1959 cross-dressing caper starring Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon and Marilyn Monroe, who, reportedly, proved difficult on the set. Movie tickets are on sale via the Fox website, at the ticket office on Peachtree Street or at 1.855.285.8499. With one exception, tickets are general admission ($10 advance, $12 day-of and you decide where to sit). Processing fees are extra. These are the same prices as the past several years. The exception is The Little Mermaid sing-along (Aug. 27). Those tickets are $15 in advance and $20 day-of-show, plus processing fees. Seating is reserved. For select screenings, a pre-show event will include a sing-along with a vintage cartoon and the famous Mighty Mo organ, played by surprise guests. You might recall that longtime Fox organist Larry-Douglas Embury died in February. Movie tours (capacity: 20) are available before many screenings. They take guests through the projection booth, screening room, celebrity dressing rooms and onstage. Tours aren’t recommended for age 7 or younger; age 2 and under are not permitted, period. Be forewarned: The tour is not ADA accessible and includes plenty of steps. Tours must be purchased with a movie ticket ($35 total). Some $5 parking vouchers are available in nearby Lanier lots. Contact the Fox for details. Enough logistics. Here’s a closer look at the remaining main features.


The Shining: Method actor Jack Nicholson’s improvised “Heere’s Johnny!” is the only line from the 1980 thriller directed by Stanley Kubrick to make it into the American Film Institute’s Top 100 Movie Quotes.

The Shining. 7:30 p.m. July 7. A wild-eyed Jack Nicholson turns from nice guy to menace in this 1980 thriller based on the Stephen King novel and scripted by Stanley Kubrick (A Clockwork Orange). If you’re a normal writer and ex-teacher, be careful what hotels you check into, especially in winter. Shelley Duvall plays Nicholson’s wife. P.S.: King was less than thrilled with the final product. • Trivia nugget: The color red is visible, either overtly or subtly, in nearly every shot. Watch for it. Also: To keep Nicholson in the ugly mood his role required, he was fed only cheese sandwiches, which he hates.

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Princess Fiona, Shrek, the Donkey and Lord Farquaad (voices by Cameron Diaz, Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy and John Lithgow) celebrate the movie’s 15th anniversary with this Fox screening.

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• Trivia nugget: Myers improvised the line “You’re on your way to a smacked bottom” after a director annoyed him. He’d used the line when playing Austin Powers in a Madonna video a few years earlier.

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Shrek. 7:30 p.m. July 21. A 15th anniversary screening of the 2001 animated story about a big green ogre who just wants his swamp back. Voiced by Mike Myers (Shrek), Eddie Murphy (Donkey), Cameron Diaz (Princess Fiona) and John Lithgow (Lord Farquaad). If you’re into jokes about flatulence, this one’s for you.

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Rocky won the ‘77 Oscar for best picture. Here Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) trades jabs (and hooks) with heavyweight champion Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) in 1976’s knock-out original, the opening round of the prize-fighting pugilist franchise.

Rocky. 7:30 p.m. July 28. New to the lineup. Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone, who also wrote the script) plays the now infamous small-time boxer who gets a supremely rare chance to fight the heavyweight champion, Apollo Creed. The flick won 1977 Oscars for best picture, director and film editing, and spawned four sequels plus 2015’s Creed with Michael B. Jordan. It also was the highest-grossing feature film of 1976.

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• Trivia nugget: Stallone was inspired to write the screenplay after seeing the Chuck Wepner-Muhammad Ali fight on March 24, 1975, at the Richfield Coliseum in Richfield, Ohio, outside Cleveland. Also, Rocky’s dog, Butkus, was Stallone’s dog in real life. Butkus!?

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Dinotechnology: Beneath all the latex foam skin and groundbreaking computer-generated “skins” and hydraulic pumps and motors lies a heart of, well, there is no heart. Microprocessors and serial cables, all controlled by a computer, brought this beast and others back from extinction.

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• Trivia nugget: When the T-Rex comes through the glass roof of the Ford Explorer in the first attack, the glass wasn’t supposed to break, so some of the screams heard in the final cut come from genuine fear. The T-Rex’s roars were a combination of dog, penguin, tiger, alligator and elephant sounds. MAT MECTHLEY VIA WIKI COMMONS

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Jurassic Park. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18. Steven Spielberg directed this Michael Crichton script about dinosaur exhibits that run amok during a preview tour of a new theme park called Jurassic Park. The 1993 thriller won Academy Awards for its sound design, sound effects and visual effects. Among the cast: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Sir Richard Attenborough, B.D. Wong and Wayne Knight. Paleontology has never been the same.

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Longtime Fox organist Larry-Douglas Embury, sitting at the keys of the Mighty Mo, died in February. For this summer’s fest, special guests will play the organ but not for every movie like Embury did.

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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20. A 45th anniversary showing of the 1971 original. This family-friendly fantasy from the pen of Roald Dahl centers on a boy named Charlie Bucket, who receives a golden ticket to a candy factory and discovers there’s an adventure in everything. Oompah loompas abound. Gene Wilder is Willy Wonka. With lyrics and music by Leslie Bricusse (“The Candy Man,” “Pure Imagination”). • Trivia nugget: Peter Ostrum, who plays Charlie Bucket, made no other movies. He became a veterinarian.

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Orson Welles introduced something to movie sets that had been missing from most indoor scenes before 1941: ceilings. Because most studio sets hung their lights above the sound stage, viewers never saw them. The ceilings in Citizen Kane aren’t really ceilings, though. They’re actually cloth canopies.

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• Trivia nugget: The movie, obviously based on his William Randolph Hearst’s life, infuriated the newspaper publisher. “Rosebud,” it seems was his pet name for a certain body part of his longtime mistress. The American Film Institute ranked this film No. 1 on its list of greatest American movies of all time in 1998 and 2007. In its own time, however, Citizen Kane was a big-time box-office flop.

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Citizen Kane. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 25. A 75th anniversary screening of the 1941 feature considered an American classic by almost everyone. When a publishing tycoon dies, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final word: Rosebud. Orson Welles directed a cast that includes such famous names as Joseph Cotten, Agnes Moorhead (decades before her Pollyanna and “Bewitched” days), Ruth Warrick (“All My Children”) and Welles himself.

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• Trivia nugget: When King Triton arrives at the arena in the opening scene, you can briefly see Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck and Kermit the Frog as mermen in the crowd of sea people.

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Marilyn Monroe (the blonde on trombone) wanted Some Like it Hot shot in color (as her contract stipulated), but Billy Wilder convinced her otherwise, according to trivia details on the Internet Movie Database. Costume tests had revealed that the makeup used on Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon made their faces look green.

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• Trivia nugget: When Curtis and Lemmon first put on their female makeup and costumes, they walked around the lot at Goldwyn Studios to see if they could pass as women. Next, they tried using mirrors in public ladies’ rooms to fix their makeup. When none of the women they encountered complained, they knew they’d nailed it. Kansas banned the film, by the way, explaining that cross-dressing was “too disturbing for Kansans.”

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Some Like it Hot. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 27. Two Chicago musicians (Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon) witness the St. Valentine’s Day massacre, so they flee Illinois in an all-female band disguised as women. That is only the beginning of the complications in this Billy Wilder-directed comedy that counts George Raft and Joe E. Brown among its expansive cast.

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et’s start at the end, the destination: Brasstown Bald, Georgia’s highest mountain — 4,784 feet above sea level, with breathtaking 360-degree vistas overlooking mountains, hills and valleys. There are several ways to get to this spot, from the ridiculously easy to the surprisingly difficult. But right now, soak in that view. On a really clear day, you can see the skyscrapers of Atlanta about 90 miles away. If it’s not that clear, there’s the consolation of deep multiple greens in valleys stretching away to all horizons, and moving shadows that the clouds cast on those valleys as they scuttle overhead. “You try to tell people about the beauty of the view, but it’s hard to tell without them coming up here to see it,” says Michael Cranford of Pineview, in Wilcox County, as he looks out over the Carolinas. He and his wife, Tonya, have been to the top several times but are here again, guiding the maiden voyages of three young nieces. “I can’t believe I’ve lived in Georgia eight years and this is my first time up here. It’s a spectacular view,” says Maulik Vaidya, a researcher for Cisco Systems in Atlanta.

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As for the peculiar name, an on-site Georgia historical marker says it comes from a mistranslation of a Cherokee word. The Cherokees who settled the area called it “Itse’yi,” or “new green place.” Caucasians who came later confused that with a similar Cherokee word, “Untsaiy,” or brass. “Bald” just means a mountain peak without trees that provides an uninterrupted view of its surroundings. To further muddy the matter, the Cherokee today call the mountain Enotah. Part of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the Chattahoochee National Forest, Brasstown Bald is topped with a Visitor Center run by the U.S. Forest Service. On a recent Saturday, my hiking companion Sam Peters, an Emory graduate student, and I joined dozens of people on the big observation deck encircling the center and looking out over Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina. The Bald gets about 90,000 visitors a year, says Julia Schrader, who co-manages the facility. It’s most popular in October, by a wide margin, for the fall colors, but it also sees five to 10 weddings a year, usually

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Brasstown Bald has no physical address. From Atlanta, take U.S. 19 North to Ga. 180 and follow the signs. There is a $5 per person fee to park and see the Bald, which includes a free shuttle to the top. The van enables people with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, to enjoy the views.

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FROM ABOVE: the Visitor Center atop Brasstown Bald is operated by the U.S. Forest Service; Jack’s Knob Trail starts three miles away from the mountain, and is a strenuous hike through the woods.

small and informal ceremonies, and a fair share of wedding proposals. You can take the shuttle to the top or park in the lot and hike up. It’s a little more than a half-mile from the base to the top, on a paved but steep access road. If you’re reasonably fit, you should be able to manage it. You also can choose one of the wilderness trails that winds through the Chattahoochee National Forest and leads to the Bald, like Jack’s Knob Trail, which turns the day into a strenuous six-mile hike. We took that route. “It’s one of those trails where you keep thinking you’re about to get to the top and you don’t. It’s pretty intense,” says Sam, who’s hiked and camped all over the world, from Montana’s Glacier National Park to Iceland. “If you have experience with elevation hiking, you can do Jack’s Knob Trail,” he says. “But it’s not just a walk in the woods. You’ve got to have plenty of hydration and food.”

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Apparently I didn’t hydrate sufficiently, and by the last mile, I was struggling. My hamstrings and calves cramped, causing my legs to fold beneath me several times. I got up slowly and hung on to a tree, breathing heavily. My water was gone so Sam shared his. I’d walk a few yards, sometimes listing to one side or the other, and tell myself that even in the worst-case scenario we were close enough to civilization that Sam could go get help. Finally, on rubbery legs with very few steps left in them, I made it to the car. We drove straight to a convenience store. I bought two bottles of Gatorade and chugged them in less than 10 minutes. Then I checked my Fitbit. In a few hours, I had walked 23,000 steps and climbed the equivalent of 140 flights of stairs. As we drove back to Atlanta through the gorgeous North Georgia mountains, I joked to Sam, “So, you want to do this again next weekend?” His response: “How about tomorrow?”

Phil Kloer, the longtime TV critic for The Atlanta JournalConstitution, has written about the arts and pop culture in metro Atlanta for 30 years, for the AJC, the website ArtsATL.com and Encore Atlanta.

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nce you’ve seen the highs of Brasstown Bald, you might want to consider a stay in the valley. We’re talking Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa. “Spa” being key.

THE BASICS: Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains about two hours from Atlanta; Chattanooga, Tenn.; and Asheville, N.C. Physical address is 6321 U.S. 76 in Young Harris. THE NUMBERS: The resort has 102 guest rooms in its main lodge, 32 cottage guest rooms and a deluxe spa suite. Activities on the 500-acre-plus property include golf, tennis, stream or pond fishing, outdoor and indoor heated swimming pools, a fitness center and more than nine miles of hiking trails. Nearby activities include hiking the Appalachian Trail, white-water rafting, tubing, kayaking, guided lake tours, horseback trail-riding and bird-watching. WHAT’S NEW: Each guest room has new furnishings, wall coverings, carpeting, lighting, linens and bathrooms. The cottages have new wall coverings, carpeting, lighting, bathroom tile and crown moulding. THE GOLF: The Denis Griffiths-designed course has been ranked as one of the best in the state by Golf Digest as well as Leading Golf Courses of America. It’s set amid wildlife preserves, ponds and streams and is framed by mountains. Each hole has five sets of tees, so golfers of all skill levels can play. Also offered: full practice options, a pro shop and customized tournaments. THE COST: Rates to stay here vary seasonally. A couple can expect to spend about $375 for two nights and $750 for four nights in season. The spa suite begins at $450 per night. Reservations include your accommodations, use of the fitness center, use of the locker room, steam and sauna, hiking trails and the pools. Golf packages begin at $269 (weekdays) and can top

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FROM TOP: Choose to stay in one of the 32 cottages and you’ll have this kind of view to the outside; spa accommodations, meanwhile, mean you’re not far from bathtub to bed.

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once City Market is percolating with more and more foodie options and the Manuel’s Tavern watch continues as we celebrate America and look toward another school year. Already??!! WELL DONE South City Kitchen Buckhead has added dinner to its lineup. The sophisticated yet casual Southern spot at 3350 Peachtree Road N.E. is open 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday; 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday. … Executive chef James Starnes, formerly with the Sun Dial Restaurant downtown, leads the kitchen. … The Buckhead location — which has exclusive desserts like sourdough beignets, bruléed banana pudding and chocolate caramel angel pie — is the youngest member of the family that includes South City Kitchen Midtown and South City Kitchen Vinings. Our May/June column reported failed health inspections at several spots. … We’re happy to report that upon re-inspection, Hal’s the Steakhouse on Old Ivy Road, a Buckhead hub for power meals and deals, received a grade of 98 (A) for its downstairs kitchen and a 100 (A) for it upstairs kitchen. … Thumbs Up Diner in East Point earned a 95 (A) when it was revisited, and Gladys Knight’s Signature Chicken & Waffles in Midtown regained its A rating with a score of 90.

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The Manuel’s Tavern website says the PonceyHighland institution is closed until spring, but as any calendar-watcher knows, spring ended — and summer began — June 20. The latest Facebook update, as of press time, asked employees to contact management after the July 4 holiday so scheduling could begin and that July 22 was the scheduled construction completion date, a day ahead of schedule.” Let’s hope! Bellina Alimentari, which opened in October in Ponce City Market, has a new executive chef. … Atlanta native Gizzy Barton trained at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Atlanta and with Atlanta chef Kevin Rathbun, and has kitchen credits at KR Steakbar, Restaurant Eugene and 38 ENCOREATLANTA.COM

South City Kitchen. … Her food philosophy: seasonal inspiration fired by locally grown produce. The Bellina Alimentari leadership team is strictly female, with Barton, general manager Bethany Thompson, owner Tal Baum and creative director Alice Noel Fabi. The Grindhouse Killer Burgers empire, which stretches from Athens to the airport (HartsfieldJackson Atlanta International), just keeps growing. The sixth location is open in Decatur (433 N. McDonough St.) with its classic build-a-burger menu and a popular amenity: a rooftop patio and sports bar. … Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. SundayThursday and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday. … Look for location No. 7 to open in 2017 on Memorial Drive near the Atlanta Dairies development. Bacchanalia and Star Provisions are sashaying down the street. The restaurant and gourmet market/food counter run by the husband-and-wife team of Clifford Harrison and Anne Quatrano will move about a mile from

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spot. Are we hearing a lot about Ponce City Market? Seems so. Botiwalla is open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. MondayThursday, 11:30 a.m-9:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday. … The menu at the counter-service restaurant pays homage to chef Meherwan Irani’s childhood food memories,

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Friday and 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sunday. … Unfortunately, that still leaves no spot for theatergoers, High Museum visitors or symphony fans to drink and dine after shows and concerts. The Twelve Eighty menus focus on what it’s calling “farm-to-fork” and seasonal dining with fresh sandwiches like a Maine lobster roll and Baja (fish) taco featured at lunch, and “Peachtree Favorites” entrees including Farmers Vegetable Farro (vegetarian), maple bourbon salmon and an open-face bruschetta steak sandwich at dinner. … Also available: menus for kids; beer, wine and cocktails; the lounge; and desserts only. … Sterling Spoon Culinary Management runs

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FROM ABOVE: Women are in charge at Bellina Alimentari, A gourmet Italian market at Ponce City Market, led by (from left) chef Gizzy Barton, general manager Bethany Thompson, owner Tal Baum and creative director Alice Noel Fabi; also at South City Kitchen Buckhead, the shrimp and red mule grits.


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After 10 years as executive chef, Duane Nutter has left One Flew South, the James Beard Award-nominated restaurant that takes the pain out of connecting flights at Atlanta’s airport. … A restaurant rep said the Concourse E mainstay hasn’t named his replacement yet but the menu will stay the same. :: Food for Thought, Encore Atlanta’s bimonthly dining column, keeps you up to date on openings, closings and what chefs are up to in one of three categories — well done (reasons for praise), simmering (what’s in the works) and toast (what’s closed, etc.). Email kathy@encoreatlanta.com.

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FOR YOUR INFORMATION THE THEATRE A fully restored 1929 “Movie Palace,” the Fox Theatre, with 4,665 seats, is a multiple-purpose facility, housing Broadway shows, ballet, symphonies, concerts, movies, and private corporate events. PRIVATE EVENTS The Fox Theatre has three private rental spaces, with accommodations for 25 to 1,200 guests. Our Egyptian Ballroom and Grand Salon are beautifully decorated and can be set up to your specifications. The Landmarks Lounge is adjacent to the lobby and is perfect for a small pre-show and intermission event. To book your “Fabulous Fox” evening, please call 404.881.2100 or visit us at www.foxtheatre.org. TICKET OFFICE The Fox Theatre Ticket Office is located in the arcade entrance to the theatre. The Ticket Office is open for walkup ticket sales Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., and Saturday,10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. The Fox Theatre Ticket Office is not open on Sundays unless there is a performance. On event days, the Ticket Office opens two hours prior to show time. Doors to the Fox open one hour prior to show time. Tickets for all performances at the Fox may be purchased online at www.FoxTheatre.org, all Ticket Alternative outlets and all Atlanta-area Whole Foods Markets, by calling 855-285-8499, or by visiting the Fox Theatre Ticket Office in person during regular Box Office hours. GROUP SALES The Fox Theatre Group Sales Department offers discounts to Groups for most Broadway shows. The Group Sales office is open Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm. Call 404 881-2000 or email foxgroup@foxtheatre.org. CONCESSIONS Concession stands are located in the Spanish Room, main lobby, and on the mezzanine lobby level. RESTROOMS Restrooms are located off the Main Lobby (downstairs), Mezzanine Lobby levels, and the Gallery level. Accessible restroom facilities are located in the Spanish Room and Accessible/Family restrooms are located through the Office door in the main lobby. GIFT SHOP The Fox Theatre operates a gift shop selling history books, T-shirts, sweatshirts, and an assortment of other theatre-related merchandise. The gift shop is located in the Spanish Room. TOURS Fox Theatre Tours are conducted Mondays and Thursdays at 10 AM, 11 AM, noon and 1 PM. Saturday tours are offered at 10 AM and 11 AM. Fox Theatre Tours are guided by Fox employees well-versed in the Fox’s history, current events, awards, and upcoming shows.   Tickets for Fox Theatre Tours are available at the Fox Theatre Ticket Office or online at www.foxtheatre.org. Special Tours can range from backstage to architectural to a school or college group. Please contact the Fox Theatre by calling 404.881.2100 to schedule your group tour. LOST AND FOUND Lost and found items are turned in to the Event Staff’s office. To check on lost items, please call 404-881-2119. Lost and found items will be retained for 30 days.

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EMERGENCY INFORMATION In the event of an emergency, and for your safety, please follow the directions provided by the Fox Theatre staff. SMOKING In accordance with the Fulton County Clean Air Ordinance, the Fox Theatre is a smoke-free facility. Smoking is only permitted in designated areas. ABOUT ACCESSIBILITY The Fox Theatre strives to make events accessible to all guests. If you require assistance during your visit to the Fox Theatre please seek out or ask for one of our Accessible Ambassadors. These staff members are attired in the traditional Fox Theatre uniform however also have gold braid and white gloves to make them easier to see. The Fox Theatre offers the use of wheelchairs, listening devices and booster seats at no additional charge. Our Ambassadors will assist you to special restroom accommodations. Note: Steep Steps lead to all seats on the upper levels. For assistance needed or additional information on programs, please contact the Event Staff’s office at: 404-881-2119. TICKETS To purchase accessible seating at the Fox Theatre please call: 404-881-2016 Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM or on Saturday, 10:00 AM-3:00 PM. A Fox Theatre Ticket Office Associate will be happy to help you. Ticket buyers may also visit the ticketing site at www.foxtheatre.org. PROGRAMS PROVIDED Opened Captioning Performance Sponsored in partnership through TDF (Theatre Development Fund).

ELEVATORS Elevators are located at the north end of each lobby. The elevators are available during all performances and make it possible to access each lobby without the use of stairs. Patrons should be aware that access to upper seating areas do involve stairs. PARKING Parking is available within a four-block radius in all directions of the Fox Theatre. Advanced reserved parking is available for sale at the Fox Ticket Office or by calling 855-285-8499. The Fox Theatre assumes no responsibility for vehicles parked in any of the privately owned parking lots operating in the Fox Theatre district. PERFORMANCE NOTES All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket in order to be admitted to the theatre. Not all events are suitable for children. Infants will not be admitted to adult programs/performances. Parents will be asked to remove children who create a disturbance.   Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the management, in conjunction with the wishes of the producers.   Please turn off all pagers and cell phones prior to the beginning of each performance.   Camera and recording devices are strictly prohibited.   Backstage employees are represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E.)


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FRIENDS OF THE FOX Members of the Fox Theatre’s Friends of the Fox program help support the Fox Theatre Institute, the theater’s community engagement arm. The Fox Theatre’s legend lives on through their generosity, supporting the theater, the city of Atlanta and communities across Georgia.

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LIVINGSTON RESTAURANT AND BAR — It’s hard to beat the location (across from the Fox Theatre in the Georgian Terrace), and diners get complimentary parking, but the main attraction is the glamour of the main dining room, which has hosted the likes of Clark Gable, and the al fresco seating area. 659 Peachtree St. NE, 404.897.5000, livingstonatlanta.com. M LOBBY — The menu at this sophisticated American restaurant focuses on seasonal fare. In the lobby of TWELVE Atlantic Station. 361 17th St. N.E., 404.961.7370, lobbyattwelve.com, M THE MELTING POT — A premiere fondue restaurant where guests can enjoy a choice of fondue cooking styles and a variety of unique entrees, salads and indulgent desserts. Four Atlanta locations. 754 Peachtree St. N.E., 404.389.0099, meltingpot.com. M MURPHY’S — This restaurant has one of the city’s top brunch menus, but it’s known for great people-watching and contemporary comfort food. 997 Virginia Ave N.E., 404.872.0904, murphysvh.com, VH 54 ENCOREATLANTA.COM

ONE. MIDTOWN KITCHEN — Dine on fresh, seasonal American cuisine in a club-like atmosphere near Piedmont Park. 559 Dutch Valley Road, 404.892.4111, onemidtownkitchen.com. M PACES & VINE — The team behind intown Murphy’s expands to Vinings Jubilee with classic American comfort food crafted from locally sourced ingredients. Shared plates, fish, steaks. Wine-centric bar with craft cocktails. Weekday lunch, weekend brunch and dinner menus by celebrated Atlanta chef Ian Winslade (Murphy’s, W hotels, Bluepointe). 4300 Paces Ferry Rd, 404.205.8255, pacesandvine.com. V NEIGHBORHOODS CODES A Alpharetta

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SOHO — American style bistro offers fish and seafood, beef, game and poultry, with gluten-free lunch and dinner options, plus their speciallypriced Cobb Energy Centre theater menu will get you in and out with plenty of time to make the performance; just show your tickets to your server. Different weekly “wine and tapas” flights debut each Wednesday night. Vinings Jubilee, 4300 Paces Ferry Rd., 770.801.0069, sohoatlanta. com. V

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TWO URBAN LICKS — “Fiery” American cooking meets live music at this hip hangout. 820 Ralph McGill Blvd., 404.522.4622, twourbanlicks.com. M

AMERICAN/STEAKHOUSE

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAKHOUSE — A favorite local steakhouse with multiple locations near shopping and entertainment hot spots. Sides are generous, and the quality of the steaks and seafood is excellent. Four locations: Alpharetta, 11655 Haynes Bridge Road, 770.777.1500; Buckhead, 3285 Peachtree Road N.E., 404.365.0660; Centennial Olympic Park, 267 Marietta St., 404.223.6500; Kennesaw, 620 Chastain Road N.W., 770.420.1985; ruthschris.com. A, B, D SOUTH CITY KITCHEN — With a stylish, Southern-contemporary menu, this DiRoNA restaurant helped make grits hip for the business crowd. Two locations: Midtown: 1144 Crescent Ave., 404.873.7358; Vinings: 1675 Cumberland Parkway, 770.435.0700, southcitykitchen.com. M, V 56 ENCOREATLANTA.COM

BREWPUB/ GOURMET PUB FARE

GORDON BIERSCH — Fresh-brewed beers are a tasty accent to this brewery-restaurant’s hearty pizzas, salads and sandwiches. For a small additional fee, pre-show diners can leave cars in the lot while they’re at the Fox Theatre. Two locations: Midtown: 848 Peachtree St. N.E., 404.870.0805; Buckhead: 3242 Peachtree Road N.E., 404.264.0253, gordonbiersch.com. M, B TAP — A gastropub offering easy-to-share pub fare and an extensive beer selection. The patio is a great place to chill after work. 1180 Peachtree St. N.E., 404.347.2220, tapat1180.com. M

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COPELAND’S OF NEW ORLEANS — Bayou fare, plus steak, chicken, pasta and sandwiches. Fresh desserts and pastries from the Cheesecake Bakery. Live Jazz Sunday brunch buffet. A favorite gathering spot for Saints fans. Libations include the “Pontchartrain Beach” martini. Lunch, brunch, dinner. Take-out available. 3101 Cobb Parkway, 770.612.3311, copelandsatlanta.com. V

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PARISH — New Orleans-inspired dishes served with a modern twist and a fully stocked raw bar. A N’awlins-inspired brunch is served on weekends. Downstairs, a takeaway market sells sandwiches, spices, pastries and beverages. 240 North Highland Ave. N.E., 404.681.4434, parishatl.com. OFW

EUROPEAN FUSION

ECCO — Esquire Magazine named this casual, European-influenced bistro a best new restaurant in America. It’s received raves for its wine list, wood-fired pizzas, and impressive meat and cheese menus. 40 7th St. N.E., 404.347.9555, ecco-atlanta.com. M

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SEAFOOD/SUSHI

LURE — A modern interpretation of a classic fish house with a focus on seasonality and freshness. 1106 Crescent Ave., 404.817.3650. lure-atlanta.com. M

VEGAN

HERBAN FIX — With a mission to share the best fusion vegan cuisine with local residents, businesses and visitors, Herban Fix offers a menu to let you experience the most iconic food throughout different parts of Asia. Taking inspiration from various cuisines, Herban Fix serves carefully crafted and plated dishes designed for sharing. Ingredients are premium select, organic, fresh and aimed at good health as well as great taste. 565-A Peachtree Street NE, 404.815.8787. M

DAVIO’S NORTHERN ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE — At Phipps Plaza in the heart of Buckhead. 3500 Peachtree Road N.E., 404.844.4810, davios.com/atl. B LA TAVOLA — Neighborhood hub for classic Italian comfort food has a cozy, exposed-brick interior & a back patio. 992 Virginia Avenue N.E., 404.873.5430, latavolatrattoria.com. M

MEXICAN

ALMA — A refreshing approach to contemporary Mexican cuisine. Bright, fresh ingredients and traditional regional influences come together with other Latin American flavors in vibrant dishes that feel familiar and new all at once. 191 Peachtree St. N.E., 404.968.9662, alma-atlanta.com. D

HERBAN FIX’s sweet pea ravioli in curry jus with leeks and assorted mushrooms (above).

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EL TACO — An eco-friendly watering hole serving fresh Mexican food made with all-natural meats and tasty margaritas. 1186 North Highland Ave. N.E., 404.873.4656, eltaco-atlanta.com.VH

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EXPERIENCE MAGIC BEYOND THE STAGE WITH A TOUR OF ATLANTA’S HISTORIC JEWEL

This month marks the third anniversary of Fox Theatre tours, one of many ways the theater and its caretakers are keeping their promise to preserve and share the legendary space with all of Atlanta. Here’s what you need to know. • WHEN: Tours are at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Monday and Thursday. Also at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Saturday. They’re also available before some movie screenings in the Fox Summer Film Festival. • COST: $18; $15 for the military/senior citizens; $5 ages 10 and under. • LENGTH: One hour. • WHAT YOU’LL SEE: More than 10 locations throughout the theater space, backstage and onstage. • BONUS: You’ll hear behind-the-scenes stories and learn fun facts. Some may include ghosts. • A CAVEAT: Tours can be canceled or modified as special events and matinees dictate (check ahead), include lots of stairs and are not ADA-accessible.

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Here is just some of what you’ll learn as your tour progresses: • The Fox was commissioned in 1928 and built by the Shriners, a fraternal organization, that wanted its own mosque-like headquarters in Atlanta. • The building took 18 months to complete, opening on Christmas Day in 1929. • The Fox was almost forced to close in the 1970s, as so many other movie palaces did, but Atlantans fought to save the landmark. Citizens collected pennies, wrote “SAVE THE FOX” messages on their phone bills (AT&T was interested in the site) and benefit concerts were held. • Some of the more notable performers through the years included Elvis, the Rolling Stones, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, among many others. • Patrons still enter through the entrance used by the first guests on that chilly opening day in 1929. • The Mighty Mo Organ that’s so much a part of the Fox experience is the largest working Moller theater organ in the world. :: Get tickets at www.FoxTheatre.org/tours, the Fox ticket office or 855.285.8499. For private tours or groups (20+ people), call 404.881.2100. More tour info at www.FoxTheatre.org.

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