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

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.

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.

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Most read

  1. 1 Suspect in connection with Gwinnett officer’s shooting denied bond
  2. 2 Piano teacher accused of child molestation found dead in jail cell
  3. 3 Hurricane Michael exposes 120-year-old shipwrecks off Florida coast

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

The myth is indeed true and the proof is in the pictures. Our restoration team is working with Coke to figure out what year this bottle originated. The 3rd and 4th photos are some of the other crystals that are used to make the stars shine," Fox officials said.

Here’s the rest of the information, posted on Fox’s Facebook page.

"Confirmed: I just spoke to Steve (Redacted), former restoration artisan here at the Fox for many years who told me that this myth is in fact, true. Steve said that the crystal is on House Left, is green bottle glass, and that he has handled it himself."

Officials said the restoration team is working with Coca-Cola to figure out the year the bottle originated.

More from AJC