The Fox Theatre by the Numbers
Think you know the Fox Theatre? In celebration of the Fox Theatre’s 40th Anniversary of the Save the Fox campaign, here’s a behind the scenes look at the iconic theater with ten fun facts.
1. 18,000 performances since the Fox’s doors opened 12/25/1929
2. There have been 49,725,000 fans through the door since opening
3. It cost $.60 for adults to see the first show in 1929
4. There are 3,442 light bulbs in the vertical Fox sign
5. The Mighty Mo Organ has more than 7 miles of electrical wire, 3,622 pipes and 4 manuals.
6. There are 96 stars in the Fox sky, 83 stars twinkle and 1 is made from a Coca-Cola bottle
7. There are 47,500 lbs. of popcorn served each year, and 75,000 Coca-Colas sold per year
8. The Fox has re-invested over $30 Million back into restoration of the Fox since 1974
9. Patti Labelle has played the Fox Theatre 12 times — more than any other artist
10. Sam Smith is the fastest sold out show in Fox Theatre history