Fox Theatre Prepares Busy Summer Lineup Amid Streetcar Launch Events
July 17, 2014
by James Jefferies
Downtown Tucson in 2014 is a hive of frenzied economic activity, not to mention projects. Brand new buildings and exciting places driven into motion by a cadre of some of the area’s most talented business people and devout doers daring to dream. Amid all this fury though, there are hallowed treasures that despite the emerging new look of the city center, one simply could not imagine Tucson existing without.
Respect for this shared past and the absolute cornerstones of the Old Pueblo are critical during a time when we’re in such a hurry to embrace the new. It would be impossible to speak accurately about that local history without discussing the monument to art-deco picture palace excellence that is the Fox Tucson Theatre. Not content with remaining a glorious reminder of the past, the Fox is actively looking ahead to the future, especially with the arrival of the SunLink modern streetcar.
“We at the Fox are very excited about having the modern streetcar operational, we believe this is the last key piece of really getting downtown Tucson energized and making it the social, cultural and entertainment center of Southern Arizona,” said Craig Sumberg, Executive Director of the Fox Tucson Theatre Foundation.
The entire weekend of July 25th-27th is jam-packed with events. On Friday July 25th, from 11am-5pm, and Saturday July 26th, from 3-9pm, they will be showing cartoons on the big screen absolutely FREE. On that Friday night, at 7:30pm, there will be a screening of the classic 1944 MGM musical Meet Me In St. Louis, starring Judy Garland, which will show again on Sunday at 2pm. Beyond that big weekend, the Fox boasts a very active summer calendar, and it should be noted here that they are participants in the big Connect In The City discount card program.
At The Fox, this means $2 off a classic movie ticket, and $5 off the cost of any “Fox Presents” concert ticket, which applies to the aformentioned streetcar weekend screening, and numerous events coming down the pike, including the screenings of excellent beloved Hollywood films such as Tombstone (July 19-20), Rebel Without A Cause (August 2-3), and Bullitt (August 16-17). Big upcoming concerts include award-winning singer/songwriter Randy Newman on August 19th at 7:30pm, and country legend Dwight Yoakam on August 27th at 7:30pm.
Whew! That’s a lot of excellent programming to ponder, and it’s a terrific sign that there’s a whole lot of life left in this amazing theatre that has served the greater Tucson area for most of the past century. Whatever your pleasure, there’s something that’s bound to capture your imagination at the Fox Tucson Theatre. For more detailed information, please check out their extensive website here.