Midtown Atlanta is a district in Atlanta, Georgia, situated between the commercial and financial district of Downtown to the south and the affluent residential district of Ansley Park and the affluent residential and commercial district of Buckhead to the north. Midtown includes about one-third of the city’s high-rises. It is bounded roughly by the future Beltline just east of Monroe Drive on the east, I-85 and I-75t to the north, Northside Drive on the west and North Avenue on the south. The socio-cultural boundaries may differ slightly from the official boundaries.
Midtown Atlanta is currently a fast-growing community with appreciating land and property values, as land is a precious commodity in this urban area. As residents begin to return to the city following decades of suburban retreat from the city center, Midtown Atlanta offers an attractive mix of amenities and attractions, as well as proximity to downtown offices and destinations. The recent construction and opening of the Seventeenth Street Bridge over the Downtown Connector has reconnected Midtown with the west-side of the city. It connects Midtown to a new multi-billion dollar mixed-use development, called Atlantic Station, on the former site of the Atlantic Steel company, which is the site of new housing, office, and retail space.
Midtown is home of the South’s finest theatre, the 5,000-seat fabulous Fox. At the corner of Peachtree Street and Ponce de Leon Avenue stands this imposing cream brick structure of Moorish architecture. Its minarets and domes so completely dominate the scene that to view it is to be instantly whisked away, as if by magic carpet, to the Near East.
A tribute to the Fox’s movie-palace heritage is the Summer Film Festival, a popular series of high quality classic and contemporary films. All film festival events feature a Wine Tasting and pre-movie “Sing Along” with the Mighty Moller organ, known as “Mighty Mo'”. The “Mighty Mo”, a 4000 pipe theatrical organ, is extraordinarily maintained as is the collection of the 1930’s era lyrics slides that are projected to aid patrons in the sing along.