The Fox Theater in Green Bay (1930)
The Fox Theater is a significant 1930s "atmospheric" movie theater. Atmospheric movie theaters were decorated in an exotic theme representing outdoor gardens and/or small town streetscapes in an attempt to heighten the sense of escape offered by motion pictures and theater performances. The Fox Theater opened on Valentine's Day, 1930, with a gala event that drew thousands of guests, including an assortment of Fox officials and dignitaries from Milwaukee. The program included footage from Green Bay Packer game victories, a recital on the theater's organ, other live events, a feature film, and a cartoon. Despite the economic woes of the 1930s, movies remained incredibly popular and offered an escape from harsh realities.
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Depression and Unemployment
|Creator: ||Larsen, L.P.
|Pub Data: ||Wisconsin National Register of Historic Places.
|Citation: ||Fox Theater. Wisconsin National Register of Historic Places.
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Visited on: 4/23/2014