Fox Theater, Spokane
At its grand opening in 1931, the Art Deco style Fox Theater was the pride of Spokane, Washington. Built during the dark days of the Great Depression for $1 million, the Fox with 2,300 seats, was the largest and only air-conditioned performance space in the city.
After years of diligent fundraising and a meticulous $31 million restoration, the Fox is today a multi-use performing arts facility and the home of the Spokane Symphony Orchestra. The painstaking project included the removal of years of dirt, grime and popcorn grease and restoring the theater’s original murals, marquees, light fixtures and interior finishes.