Patrons and the media got a sneak preview on Wednesday night of The Marquee Club at the Fox Theatre in Midtown. The club, which officially opens on May 19, will offer patrons an elegant way to relax and socialize before, after and during performances.

Presented by Lexus, the club was designed by noted architecture firm Lord Aeck Sargent. Custom furniture was crafted by Corn Upholstery Company, a family-owned company in Tucker that first worked with the Fox in the 1950s. The design team behind The Marquee Club’s development used 3D technology to scan and preserve intricate details of the historic building, including an arcade terrace from the original 1929 building, officially opening roof access to visitors for the first time in nearly 65 years.

The club features 10,000 square feet of event space with five stationary bars on multiple levels, plush seating areas, a stage, stone sourced rom three continents, and ornate details everywhere you look. The renovation which cost around $10 million to complete is the largest one-time revitalization effort since the historic theater’s grand opening.

The Marquee Club is accessible only to ticketed guests of Fox Theatre events with an annual membership or a single-event pass. Television screens throughout the club will stream the live performances taking place on the main stage, and they are currently beta-testing a system where guests can pre-order their drinks.

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Isadora Pennington

Isadora Pennington is a freelance writer and photographer based in Atlanta. She is the editor of Sketchbook by Rough Draft, a weekly Arts newsletter.