Timeline Expanded Due to Construction Delays
ATLANTA (Oct. 19, 2017) – Due to construction delays, the Fox Theatre today announces the Marquee Club presented by Lexus, originally slated to open Fall 2017, will not be completed until early 2018.
“The Fox Theatre is 88 years old, so we anticipated numerous challenges would present themselves once we began construction. However, this complex project has forced us to modify our timeline due to existing conditions which impacted our schedule,” said President and Chief Executive Officer of the Fox Theatre, Inc., Allan C. Vella. “We are presently working with the design and construction teams to develop a revised schedule so we can announce a firm grand opening date in the near future. For our current club members, we are in the process of contacting them to offer exclusive preview experiences in the months prior to the club’s grand opening.”
The addition of the Marquee Club, the largest expansion of the Fox Theatre in nearly a century, includes renovation to the retail space in the northwest corner of the building, which has not been updated in over 20 years. Led by Lord Aeck Sargent, a local architectural firm specializing in conservation and preservation of historic venues, the construction team identified unexpected conditions, which postponed the timeline of Marquee Club’s grand opening.
“With a historic and beloved building, such as the Fox Theatre, the construction team has to work diligently and carefully to ensure the structure of the building remains unharmed. We are committed to delivering a state-of-the-art, premium experience for the guests of the club while maintaining the historic fabric of the Fox Theatre for future generations,” said Karen Gravel, Director of Historic Preservation, Lord Aeck Sargent.
Upon its completion, the Marquee Club will encompass 10,000 square-feet of premium event space to include multi-level interior and climate controlled exterior environments. Overlooking Atlanta’s famed Peachtree Street, the rooftop terrace will allow public access to the Fox Theatre’s roof for the first time in nearly 65 years.
“In creating the Marquee Club, a venue we intend to become as distinct and iconic as the Fox Theatre, we will need a little more time,” said Vella. “This gives the talented artists, who are working hard with us to bring the Marquee Club to life, an extended deadline to deliver the absolute best quality experience possible for our members. Our team will focus on curating and delivering world-class amenities to our guests for the 2018 opening.”
For Marquee Club members and guests, the club will be open before and after events, as well as during intermission. Guests will enjoy upscale food and beverage service within the club’s five stationary bars with passed and displayed hors d’oeuvres located throughout. Additional amenities will include priority pre-sale ticketing notifications, private restrooms, dedicated lobby elevator, concierge guest services, and for select memberships, self-parking access to an adjacent lot. At intermission, guests will have access to pre-ordered drinks, dessert and coffee offerings.
About the Fox Theatre
The Fox Theatre is one of Atlanta’s premiere venues for live entertainment and declared a Top Stop of the Decade by Venues Today Magazine and the #1 non-residency venue worldwide for the decade by Billboard Magazine. In April 2013, Rolling Stone Magazine announced that the Fox Theatre was one of “The Best Big Rooms in America” as part of their “Venues That Rock” series. In addition, the Fox Theatre was nominated for Theatre of the Year by Billboard and Pollstar Magazines, and awarded the Outstanding Historic Theatre of the Year award in 2011 by the League of Historic American Theatres. For the past decade, the Fox Theatre has been consistently ranked in the top three non-residency theatres in North America for gross ticket sales by industry trade magazines, Pollstar, Billboard and Venues Today. The Fox Theatre has the #1 social media presence for any theatre or performing arts center in North America, for any venue between 2,000 and 5,000 seats, and for any Georgia venue according to the Social Media Power 100 compiled by Venues Today Magazine. The Fox’s 4,665 seat theatre hosts 250 performances a year. An impressive range of events from rock concerts to Broadway, ballets, comedy and movies continue to attract more than 500,000 visitors per year. In addition, the Fox is host to wedding receptions, trade shows, corporate meetings and association functions in its fabulous ballrooms, lounge and outdoor terrace. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization, the Fox Theatre stands today as a fiercely protected landmark and a nationally acclaimed theater and is celebrating its 88th year. The Fox Theatre proudly acknowledges our partners for their generous support: Coca-Cola, Lexus, Georgian Terrace Hotel, Georgia Natural Gas, Atlanta Beverage- Budweiser, Regions, Grady Health Systems, and Whole Foods Market. Tickets for all events are available at the Fox Theatre Ticket Office, online at FoxTheatre.org, or toll free at 855-285-8499. For group sales information contact the Fox Theatre at (404) 881-2000.
About the Marquee Club
The Marquee Club presented by Lexus is a premium club slated to open early 2018. Adjacent to the Fox Theatre, the membership-based Moroccan-style club will feature 10,000 square feet of interior and exterior premium space; five stationary bars; three rooftop options to include multi-level interior and climate-controlled exterior environments. Open only during events at the Fox Theatre, the Marquee Club will be open to members pre-show and during intermission, as well as post-show for select events. Additional amenities include priority pre-sale ticketing notifications, access to private restrooms, concierge guest services, and, for some memberships, access to the self-parking adjacent lots. Single-show access will also be available for select performances. For more information on the Marquee Club or to purchase a membership, please call Fox Theatre’s Corporate Partnership, Premium Seating Office at (404) 881-2127 or visit FoxTheatre.org.