HUTCHINSON, KS (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The Fox Theatre has named Randy Matthews as their new executive director, starting in his new role on June 20th. Randy replaces Mary Hemmings, who is retiring July 1.
An industry veteran with a theatre management background, Matthews has experience in in every phase of theatre operations. Prior to joining the Fox, Matthews served as the director for the 5,000 capacity Black River Coliseum, in Poplar Bluff, MO.
The 1200 capacity Fox first opened in 1938 as one of the finest art-deco movie palaces in the central United States and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989. The theatre regularly presents live entertainment and hosts a summer film series.
"The Fox Theatre is an impressive example of how a former movie palace can be beautifully restored and reestablished as a versatile setting for a variety of cultural events. It will be a privilege to be afforded the opportunity to continue its legacy as one of Kansas' most cherished showplaces." said Randy Matthews in a statement. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers