Meyer Theatre

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For others places of the same name, see Fox Theatre.
Meyer Theatre (formerly Fox Theatre)
Meyer Theatre New Marquee.jpg
Meyer Theatre is located in Wisconsin
Meyer Theatre
Location 117 S. Washington St., Green Bay, Wisconsin
Coordinates 44°27′42″N 88°0′56″W / 44.46167°N 88.01556°W / 44.46167; -88.01556Coordinates: 44°27′42″N 88°0′56″W / 44.46167°N 88.01556°W / 44.46167; -88.01556
Area less than one acre
Built 1930
Architectural style Art Deco
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 00000256[1]
Added to NRHP March 24, 2000

The Meyer Theatre is a theater located in Green Bay, Wisconsin. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.[2]

History[edit]

Civic Symphony of Green Bay performance at the Meyer Theatre.

Originally known as the Fox Theatre, the building was constructed in 1929 in the Art Deco and Spanish Colonial Revival architecture styles. Its opening on Valentine's Day, 1930 was celebrated with a festival that drew thousands of guests, including several Fox Films officials.[3] After Fox Theatres Inc. declared bankruptcy in 1933, the theater was operated as the Bay Theatre until 1998.[4] The building was restored in 2002 and renamed the Robert T. Meyer Theatre, in honor of a former Green Bay businessman.[5] It was re-opened on Valentine's Day, 2003. Upon re-opening, it was managed by the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Wisconsin - Brown County". National Register of Historic Places.com. Retrieved 2012-01-25. 
  3. ^ "Fox Theater". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2012-01-25. 
  4. ^ Meyer Theatre "Historical Treasure"
  5. ^ Meyer Theatre. "Betty Meyer"