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. After Fox Theatres Inc. declared bankruptcy in 1933, the theater was operated as the Bay Theatre until 1998. The building was restored in 2002 and renamed the Robert T. Meyer Theatre, in honor of a former Green Bay businessman. It was re-opened on Valentine's Day, 2003. Upon re-opening, it was managed by the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.