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Friday, July 2, 2010

It's True, Coca-Cola bottle part of Fox Theatre's starlit sky

Myth no more: Coca-Cola bottle part of Fox Theatre's starlit sky

By Kristi E. Swartz

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Twinkle, twinkle, little …. Coca-Cola bottle?

A longstanding myth holds that one of the crystals embedded in the ceiling of the Fox Theatre is really a piece of a Coca-Cola bottle. see photo

This week, officials at the historic theater said it’s actually true.

The inside of the Atlanta landmark was designed to look like an indoor Arabian courtyard with a sky full of flickering stars. Rumor had it that many years ago one of the crystals had been replaced with a piece of a Coca-Cola bottle.

Officials said this week that two restoration staffers climbed above the ceiling to check it out.

"Last week two of our restoration colleagues braved the extreme attic temperatures, climbed above the sky searching for this piece of history.

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