On Wednesday, Atlanta’s fabled Fox Theatre unveiled its swanky new venue, the Marquee Club, during a private party.
Replacing a jazz club that closed in 2016, the $10 million project on Midtown’s Peachtree Street offers some 10,000 square feet of lounge space to club members and the Fox’s ticket-buyers.
The new Moroccan-style digs, designed by architecture firm Lord Aeck Sargent, offer five full-service bars, rooftop patio space, and handmade furniture from wall to wall.
The renovation is the most extreme change the Fox has seen since it opened in 1929.
The Marquee Club will be open only during theater events, and members will be able to order drinks to be ready during a show’s intermission. (An individual membership will run you $2,500, and corporate accounts cost $10,000, although one-time admissions will be available during some events).
Food will be free for club members, but the liquor will cost ’em. And Marquee members will enjoy other perks, such as advanced notice when tickets go on sale.
The club will officially open May 17, although the first time the Marquee will welcome non-members will be May 19, during a Chris Thile show.
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Fox officials said they believe the rooftop hasn’t been used since the ’50s or ’60s. Now it’ll host two outdoor bars.