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Field of Dreams Leads Off Summer Film Festival at the Fox

Thursday night screening one of the beloved baseball film is the first of 14 films scheduled for the Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival at Atlanta’s historic Fox Theatre.

or more information, see www.FoxTheatre.org or call 855-285-8499 or at the Fox Theatre ticket office.
or more information, see www.FoxTheatre.org or call 855-285-8499 or at the Fox Theatre ticket office.
Patch Staff Report

The Fox Theatre will throw out the first pitch of 2014 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival with a screening of Field of Dreams on Thursday night.

It's the 25th anniversary of the beloved baseball flick and it starts the festival that will take audiences down memory lane with nine movies celebrating anniversaries:

  • Gone With The Wind
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Mary Poppins Sing-A-Long
  • The Women
  • Blazing Saddles,
  • Young Frankenstein
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • Double Indemnity
  • Field of Dreams
In addition to enjoying a movie under the blue sky with twinkling stars and fluffy clouds, the Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival offers guests a magical pre-show experience that includes a sing-along with the Mighty Mo organ and a vintage cartoon. The organist for the Atlanta Braves, Matt Kaminski, will be a special guest organist prior to Field of Dreams.

Additional audience favorites that will be shown on the Fox Theatre’s 26-foot high x 56-foot-8-inch wide big screen include the 1933 version of King Kong, Mamma Mia!, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Philadelphia Story, and Saturday Morning Cartoons will introduce children to the classics like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd that their parents grew up watching and still know and love. Audiences will also enjoy a special treat with the double-feature of Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles for one price.

Special Movie Tours will be available prior to the films, allowing guests to experience guided tours through the projection booth, screening room, celebrity dressing rooms, and the iconic Fox Theatre stage while learning about the history of movie palaces and Mr. William Fox’s innovations.

2014 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival Schedule

June:

Field of Dreams (25th Anniversary), Thursday, June 19 at 7:30 PM; Movie Tours at 5 PM and 5:10 PM

King Kong, Sunday, June 22 at 2 PM; Movie Tours at 11:30 AM and 11:40 AM

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Thursday, June 26 at 7:30 PM; Movie Tours at 5 PM and 5:10 PM

The Wizard of Oz (75th Anniversary), Sunday, June 29 at 2 PM; Movie Tours at 11:30 AM and 11:40 AM


July:

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (50th Anniversary), Thursday, July 24 at 7:30 PM; Movie Tours at 5 PM and 5:10 PM

Gone With The Wind (75th Anniversary), Sunday, July 27 at 2 PM

The Philadelphia Story, Thursday, July 31 at 7:30 PM; Movie Tours at 5 PM and 5:10 PM


August:

Saturday Morning Cartoons, Saturday, August 2 at 10 AM

Mamma Mia!, Saturday, August 2 at 7:30 PM; Movie Tours at 5 PM and 5:10 PM

Young Frankenstein (40th Anniversary), Blazing Saddles (40th Anniversary), Sunday, August 3 at 2 PM

Double Indemnity (70th Anniversary), Thursday, August 14 at 7:30 PM; Movie Tours at 5 PM and 5:10 PM

Mary Poppins Sing-A-Long (50th Anniversary), Sunday, August 17 at 2 PM; Movie Tours at 11:30 AM and 11:40 AM

The Women (75th Anniversary), Thursday, August 21 at 7:30 PM; Movie Tours at 5 PM and 5:10PM


General Movie Ticket Pricing

Movie and Tours tickets are available at the Fox Theatre Ticket Office, online at www.foxtheatre.org or by calling 855-285-8499. All tickets are general admission. All Adult tickets, with the exception of Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles, are $10 from June 1 through the movie date and day-of tickets are $12, plus any processing fees at point of sale. The double feature of Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles is $15 in advance and $20 day-of.  All tickets for the Saturday Morning Cartoons are $5.  Seniors (ages 65 and up) are only $8.

Specialty Movie Ticket Pricing

Gone With The Wind is reserved seating and tickets are $10, $15 and $20, plus any processing fees at point of sale.  Mary Poppins Sing-A-Long is reserved seating and tickets are $15 between May 9 and the movie date; $20 day-of and there is a group discount of $12.

Movie Tours and Parking Pricing

Tours must be purchased with a movie ticket, and are not sold separately. Combo prices are $35 (except for Mary Poppins Sing-A-Long which is $40), plus any processing fees at point of sale. Special $5 parking will be offered in select Lanier lots around the Fox Theatre, while spaces are available. For additional information on the movies or parking, please visit www.foxtheatre.org.

Note on Movie Tours: Space is limited; 20 people per individual tour. Movie Tours are not recommended for children under 7 due to the travel and tight locations.  Children 2 and under are not permitted.  Everyone must have a ticket. A few of the locations on the tour route are not ADA accessible and there are many stairs involved.




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