SUMMERVILLE, GEORGIA (NOVEMBER 22, 2021) – The Tooga theateruh is pleased to announce the Fox Theater Institute (FTI) awarded The Tooga Theater with a $22,600 Grant to restore the facade, the Windows and doors and to install the marquee. Atlanta based FTI is the Fox Theater’s ddynamic awareness program offering expertise in historical preservation, consultation, and educationall the programs To historical theaters in Georgia and the South-East.
The Tooga The theater in historic downtown Summerville, Georgia has long been a centerpiece of cultural and community activities.The Tooga The theater is a cultural and historical asset to the citizens of Chattooga County. It will attract additional tourists, stimulate growth and business opportunities, and support existing local businesses.
âWe fully support the county’s plan to restore the Tooga to its former beauty and function, to add a visitor center and create a versatile venue for the arts and events.
Tina Lee, Director of Chattooga Curtain Call
Once threatened and saved, the Fox Theater Board of Directors and Staff created FTI To promote a strong feeling of conviviality, reactivity, and insight that remains visible through his In progress job. FTI gives it forward by helping others arts and cultural institutions are renewing themselves, invigorate, and restore artistic vitality To stimulate local economies.
“Well in our fourteenth year, FTI To worked tirelessly for Support historic theaters everywhere our state and the greater south-east, “ noted Leigh burms, FTI Director. “Now more than ever we know our Georgia eeaters need our financial and technical assistance to navigate at a time when Dsources are limited or disturbed. We are delighted to support the ongoing work of nine theaters this year for a total investment of $ 252,300. These funds help our enthusiasts colleagues maintain the arts in their community by extremely unprecedented time. “
FTI Preservation Grants Program and Historic Preservation Services maintains an ongoing commitment to historic theaters and Has supported more sixty projects since 2008, totaling more than $2.2 million in finance Support for preservation and physical improvements. In addition to the scholarship program, the nearly 50-year-old non-profit organisation manages Georgia Presenters, a statewide reservation consortium that helps spark collaboration among dozens of accomplished arts presenters.
“Oyour technical assistance and financial investment mean more than ever for a community, “ said Leigh Burns, FTI Ddirector. “We want help build a financial recovery for our state that remembers the arts as more than an expression, but a necessity.“
The mission of the Chattooga County Commissioner’s Office is to provide residents of Chattooga County and all towns within the county with a place of cultural significance and experience and economic stability. The Tooga The theater will serve as Chattooga County’s contribution to the development and improvement of the downtown area. It will also serve as an entertainment center for citizens, a welcome center for visitors and a longsource of term income for the county.
About the Fox Theater Institute
The Fox Theater Institute (FTI) is a dynamic outreach program providing historic preservation expertise, consultation and education to performing arts venues in Georgia and the region. Created by the Fox Theater in Atlanta, an iconic attraction widely acclaimed for being a catalyst for positive change in the community, FTI pays it by helping other cultural institutions renew, invigorate and restore artistic vitality in their gardens and beyond. of the. With environmental and economic impact in mind, FTI offers financial assistance, restoration support and operations mentoring needed to take advantage of scarce resources and boost local economies. Not only that, but it keeps the artistic pulse of beloved communities racing for decades to come. FTI was recently featured in the NPR Marketplace for its substantial impact on restoring historic theaters and building community across Georgia and the Southeast. For more information visit foxtheatreinstitute.org and please stay connected on Facebook.
About the Fox Theater
The Fox Theater is one of Atlanta’s premier live entertainment venues, hosting over 250 performances per year in its 4,665-seat theater. From rock concerts and Broadway productions to ballets,
comedy and cinema, the historic site attracts more than 500,000 visitors a year. The theater also hosts over 100 annual private events such as wedding receptions, trade shows, corporate meetings and association functions in its fabulous ballrooms, outdoor patio and Marquee Club presented by Lexus. As a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit arts organization, the Fox Theater is today a fiercely protected monument and nationally recognized theater. The Fox Theater proudly thanks its partners for their generous support: Coca-Cola, Lexus, Georgian Terrace Hotel, Georgia Natural Gas, Atlanta Beverage-Yuengling and Regions Bank. Tickets for all events are available at the Fox Theater box office, online at FoxTheater.org, or toll free at 855-285-8499. Group sales information is available by calling 404-881-2000 or visiting foxtheatre.org/groups. Stay connected by following @theFoxTheatre on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
Notable distinctions include 2019 Venues Now # 1 Top Stop of the Decade Award for tickets sold (5,000 seats or less); World’s Most Profitable No.2 2019 Billboard (5,000 seats or less); 2019 Pollstar # 3 Global Ticket Sales (5,000 seats or less)