Foxtown is the nickname coined for an area of Detroit where the major theatre performances and events are held. Downtown Detroit, Michigan, houses The Fox Theatre, the largest theatre in the city. Known to be granted as a historic landmark, it is Detroit’s crown jewel and Fox Theatre parking should be considered. Being a World class theatre, the venue ranks 6th in the nation and 7th in the world given by Pollstar’s 2019 Year-End Ranking for Top 200 Theatres. History shows that the theatre hosted events such as movies, theatre plays and concerts since the late 1920’s. 1928 was the year Fox Theatre Detroit opened as the top-notch movie palace among the Fox Theatres. It has a capacity of 5,000 and it was also the largest venue of the Fox Theatre chain, and it is the oldest surviving movie palace. Built by film pioneer William Fox in the late 1920 and designed by Theatre Architect C. Howard Crane, the theatre was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985 then later on in 1989. With an Asian themed design that illuminates and can be seen for several blocks at night, the Fox has three levels of seating, the Main Floor, the Mezzanine and the Gallery. 313 Presents is an entertainment company in Detroit that handles Fox Theatres’ promotion and production of concerts, theatres, sporting events, and family shows. Concerts of big stars like Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Liza Minelli to name a few and other top stars graced Fox Theatres’ floor, in addition to family shows like Sesame Street. Live productions comprise most of the events here. Named as a historic place with a large seating capacity in the heart of Detroit where shows are still being held, it can be hard to find a nearby space, so booking Fox Theatre parking in advance with ParkWhiz will save you time.
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