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Fox Tucson Theatre

Tucson Historic Theater

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Fox Tucson TheatreLocated at 17 West Congress in downtown Tucson (only 11 minutes and 4.1 miles from Lodge on the Desert), The Fox Tucson Theatre is a 1929 Southwestern art deco movie palace restored and reopened on December 31, 2005, following a six-year, $13 million rehabilitation and restoration.

The theatre’s heyday was between 1930 and 1945. And, while it showed films primarily for 44 years, Fox also offered occasional live entertainment until it closed in 1974.

Imagine, Tucson’s pride… the opening of the Fox Tucson Theatre in 1929 and seven years later… the opening of Lodge on the Desert in 1936!

In July, 1999 The Fox Tucson Theatre Foundation was incorporated and formed for the express purpose of returning the historic theatre to the community. Stories of the theatre’s restoration and redevelopment stories alone make it a must see for Tucson visitors. For more historical information, contact the Foundation office at 520-624-1515.

The Fox Tucson Theatre is one of a dwindling number of historic theatres still in existence in the United States and is the finest example of its kind in Arizona. Seating for 1,200 makes it an ideal premier entertainment venue.

The Fox Tucson Theatre is a proud member of the League of Historic American Theatres and the Southern Arizona Attractions Alliance. And, in light of its exceptional status, it has been designated as a nationally significant building on the National Register of Historic Places. Its heritage continues for both visitors and local Tucsonans to enjoy today.

Tucson’s extraordinary history will speak to you in many ways. The Fox Tucson Theatre and Lodge on the Desert are but two. To experience it all, you must first get here! Make your guestroom reservations here.