Following some unforeseen complications, the Fox Theatre’s largest expansion project since its debut nearly 90 years ago is almost ready to take center stage.
Fox officials announced today that a May 17 ribbon-cutting will mark the grand opening of the Marquee Club, a $10 million project representing the theatre’s most substantial one-time renovation since its 1929 opening.
At 10,000 square feet, the Marquee Club’s footprint has claimed previous retail space at the iconic building’s northwest corner.
Expect premium event space, five new bars, a multi-level interior, and a “climate-controlled rooftop terrace overlooking Atlanta’s famed Peachtree Street, offering public access to the Fox Theatre’s roof for the first time in nearly 50 years,” per a press release.
The club draws from the Moorish design of the theater and features intricate carved panels, plush fabrics, and jewel-toned hues.
It’ll serve as a fashionable space to mix and mingle before and after shows and during intermission, but membership won’t exactly come cheap. At last check, annual subscriptions will start at $2,500.
Single-show access will be offered for some performances.
Additional amenities will include private restrooms, a dedicated lobby elevator, concierge guest services, and self-parking access to an adjacent lot for select memberships, per the release.
“We believe we’ve created an example for how historic venues may still stay competitive within the ever-changing landscape of entertainment,” said Adina Erwin, Fox Theatre vice president and COO. “For the Marquee Club, we had to think outside the box to create a premium VIP experience within the box of historic preservation.”
- Photos: The Fox Theatre Like Few Have Seen it Before [Curbed Atlanta; 2015]