ATLANTA -- An Atlanta landmark that has been closed for several years is set to reopen. The Buckhead Theater, formerly known as the Roxy, will host its first event Friday night.
Located near the intersection of Peachtree, Paces Ferry and Roswell Roads, the Buckhead Theater was purchased by Charles Loudermilk, the founder of Aaron's Rents, now Aaron's, Inc. Loudermilk has invested in the renovation of the Buckhead Theater, which is nearly complete.
"It's the only historic thing left in Buckhead," Loudermilk told 11Alive's Brenda Wood during an interview in 2007. "I'm going to make it a first-class facility."
The newly remodeled theater is being called Buckhead's answer to Midtown's Fox Theater.
Though the Buckhead Theater is much smaller than the Fox, it features high end and versatile facilities that can host dinners, off-Broadway shows or musical acts.
"The whole area will be re-energized with this theater," said Kendall Craig with the Buckhead Alliance.
The Buckhead Alliance is also in the process of renovating the park directly across Roswell Road from the Buckhead Theater. It has been officially renamed "Charlie Loudermilk Park" and there are plans to update the grounds. "It's going to be a walk through the history of Buckhead," Craig said.
The Buckhead Theater will host a benefit event for the March of Dimes Friday. A formal grand opening is being planned for June.