Fox Theatre Receives International Recognition

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Monday, December 9th, 2019

Atlanta’s favorite theater has a lot to celebrate this holiday season. As the Fox Theatre approaches its 90th anniversary on Christmas Day, the world-renowned landmark has once again achieved top industry accolades. VenuesNow recognizes the theater as the No. 1 worldwide top stop for the decade among venues of the same size based on tickets sold. This notable award follows Billboard naming the theater the #1 non-residency venue worldwide for the decade (5,000 seats of less) in 2009. The Fox Theatre has sold more than 5.28 million tickets to 1,845 performances over the past ten years, including countless sold-out events – from the Broadway in Atlanta debuts of “Hamilton” and “The Book of Mormon” to Diana Ross and Widespread Panic in the same timeframe.

“As we gear up to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Atlanta’s most iconic entertainment venue, it is truly a humbling honor for us to be recognized by our peers. The impact this historic venue has made on our community, the state of Georgia and the region, is truly unprecedented,” commented President and CEO Allan Vella. “Without our loyal patrons, dedicated community advocates, presenter partners and devoted team members, the Fox Theatre would not be where it is today. We would like to dedicate this major achievement to everyone who has supported the Fox Theatre.”

On the heels of receiving this impressive recognition, the Fox Theatre is kicking off its 90th anniversary celebration on December 17 with the 14th annual ‘Holiday Extravaganza,’ celebrating the theater’s beloved Mollër organ like never before. Throughout 2020, the theater will continue to honor its rich history with ongoing programming for this milestone anniversary.