Atlanta’s Fox Theatre wants to thank its home city and patrons for the 40th anniversary of the “Save the Fox” campaign. In 1974, the Fox faced demolition after a decline through the early 70’s, but Atlanta’s residents formed a group called Atlanta Landmarks, resulting in the Fox Theatre’s placement on the National Register of Historic Places. These determined citizens “launched the now-legendary ‘Save The Fox’ campaign, which raised funds through every possible means – collecting donations from both public and private organizations, organizing benefit concerts featuring everyone from Lynyrd Skynyrd to Liberace, even collecting pennies at local businesses, all to save the Fox from what seemed a certain fate.

Read on for details–it’ll be a year to remember for the Fox and its friends!