The Fox Theatre is hosting a haunting this Halloween.

ghostlightIts Ghost Light Tours will put you face-to-face with the theater’s resident spirits as you explore the nooks and crannies of the famous building including (cue scary music) the boiler room and sub-basement.

Greet the ghosts who so loved the Fox and its surroundings that even when they passed on, they couldn’t vacate the area (What? And quit show business?). Tour takers will learn the histories of a Confederate soldier, “The Woman of the House” and a spirit named Roosevelt, and hear real accounts of unexplained events. (A real ghost light, pictured, is an electric light left energized onstage when a theater is unoccupied and would otherwise be dark.)

Tours take place at 7 p.m. Oct. 26, 29 and 30, and run every 20 minutes until 10 p.m. Tickets are $25. Buy them online, at the Fox box office or at 855.285.8499. The tours are not recommended for anyone age 10 or under; age 6 and under not permitted.

For those who like a side of fondue with their fear, the Fox is partnering with The Melting Pot in Midtown for a dinner-and-tour promotion. It includes three fondue courses for $29. Reservations at 404.389.0099; mention “Fox Theatre Ghost Light Tours.”


About Kathy Janich

Kathy Janich is a longtime arts journalist who has been seeing, working in or writing about the performing arts for most of her life. She's a member of the Theatre Communications Group, the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, Americans for the Arts and the National Arts Marketing Project. Full disclosure: She’s also an artistic associate at Synchronicity Theatre.

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