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Project Overview

​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

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

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Project Milestones

1949

Original building constructed

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2017

Building purchased by Theatre Atchison

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2019

Renovations complete and the theatre opens

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Before Images

Old split theater
Old split theater

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Old lobby area
Old lobby area

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Large theater in progress
Large theater in progress

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Old split theater
Old split theater

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Project Hurdles

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.

After Images

New large theater
New large theater

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New large theater
New large theater

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New upstairs theater
New upstairs theater

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New large theater

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Property Features

Three auditoriums

Recliner style seats

Downtown location

Stylized streamline modern ornamentation

Outdoor digital marquee

Stadium seating

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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.​

Property Location

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