Pomeroy Development worked on a volunteer basis to the benefit of this community non-profit project by coordinating fundraising strategies, grant and tax credit applications, architect procurement, historic tax credit monetization, contractor selection, and maximizing utilization of development incentives.
The Fox Theatre is a two-story movie theater building with brick walls and glazed terra cotta ornament. Constructed in 1949, the Fox Theatre clearly expresses the Streamline Moderne aesthetic with its curved walls at the front entrance and the simple stylized ornament above. The exterior communicates its historic function through the articulation of the first story, including the center ticket booth, flanking entrance doors, and display windows.
The main auditorium on the ground floor seats approximately 130 people and will feature the venue’s largest screen, several rows of recliner seats, as well the original medallion/cove on the underside of the balcony. The balcony auditorium features stadium seating totaling 120 seats, a single row of recliner seats, and the original scalloped/cove ceiling. The third auditorium features approximately 20 recliner style seats and offer a high level of flexibility for special events, private parties, or regular first run movie programming.
Fox Theatre Atchison is a state-of-the-art, first run, three screen movie theatre located in the historic Royal/Fox Theatre venue in downtown Atchison.
Budget: $2.5 million
612 Commercial Street | Atchison, Kansas
Original building constructed
Building purchased by Theatre Atchison
Renovations complete and the theatre opens
As a non-profit project, the Fox Theatre's biggest challenge was fundraising. This ambitious $2.5 million project required buy-in from hundreds of donors, some large and some small, coupled with Kansas historic tax credits, Kansas community service tax credits, an industrial revenue bond, a community improvement district, and property tax abatements through the local Neighborhood Revitalization Program.
Recliner style seats
Stylized streamline modern ornamentation
Outdoor digital marquee
Downtown Atchison, Kansas
Fox Theatre Atchison is located in the heart of downtown Atchison within walking distance of multiple restaurants, parks, grocery stores, and retail businesses.