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St. Louis' historic Fox Theatre getting updates

St. Louis' historic Fox Theatre getting updates

July 20th, 2011 in News

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The landmark Fox Theatre in St. Louis is undergoing a $2 million renovation that will bring parts of the historic building from the 1920s into the 21st century.

KSDK-TV reports the biggest improvement will be installation of a new air conditioning system. Parts of the old system date to the building's opening in 1929.

The Fabulous Fox, as the theater is widely known, will also get a new facade and new lighting. Fox officials expect the updated lighting and air conditioning to cut the building's energy consumption by half.

During the seven-week renovation, crews will also repair damage to the lobby ceiling caused by a fire in May.

The Fox hosts a wide range of shows throughout the year, from Broadway musicals to touring bands and shows.

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Online:

Fox Theatre: http://www.fabulousfox.com

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Information from: KSDK-TV, http://www.ksdk.com