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9:14 AM, Aug 16, 2013   |    comments
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The Fabulous Fox Theatre has been closed all summer because of a major restoration project.

"It's so exciting to see all the sparkle," said Mary Strauss, Fox Theatre co-owner.

The Fox is known for its grandiose.  From the stage and the auditorium and now all the way up to the ceiling.

"I never thought in my lifetime we would really be able to do the ceiling the way it should be done. I think truthfully this is the first time since 1928 people have been up there to see everything in such detail," explained Strauss.

Crews vacuumed the auditorium ceiling in 1981, but that was the last time is was touched.

"Originally the place was painted and it's made to look old so it has like dirty glaze on it and plus there was like 60 years of dirt up here so the challenging part was just getting the dirt off without taking the glaze off," explained Ed Magee, Project Supervisor.

The restoration team has been working from floor to ceiling scaffolding since June. This is the most extensive project since the initial restoration in 1981. The project cost just over a $1 million.

"It's just going to dazzle people when they walk in in the fall," said Strauss.

Head to for a list of the upcoming shows.


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