Some of the greatest pieces of Americana are our old movie palaces. The Fabulous Fox Theatre is one such theatre and is the only movie palace left in Atlanta. The Fox Theater opened its doors for the first time on Christmas Day in 1929 to a sold-out crowd, premiering Steamboat Willie. Today the Fox Theatre hosts 250 shows a year.
Let me tell you there is nothing like watching a play, ballet or movie at the Fox Theatre, and that is exactly what a friend and I did on Sunday afternoon. We headed downtown to sing-a-long with The Sound of Music, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
The Sound of Music is one of those movies you can watch over and over again and never get tired of it. This sing-a-long style took everything up a notch. We sang with Maria, Captain von Trapp, and the children; we hissed at Baroness Schraeder and booed at the Nazis; we popped party poppers when Maria and Captain kissed and cheered when they were wed. It was a lot of fun, and it definitely changed the whole experience of the movie!