Roxy Cinema to be Demolished

posted by adtv on October 11, 2005 at 6:31 am

HOLLINWOOD, ENGLAND — The Roxy is to be demolished after owner retires and sale to the council.

From a PDF brochure on the Roxy website:

The Roxy site, will be turned into a high quality business park, much of which is currently under construction, and so it has decided to purchase the Roxy site and demolish the cinema.

Although a simplified ‘Roxy Managing Director Ken Blair has decided to retire and is selling the cinema to the council’ story has appeared in the local press, the truth is that the local council is determined that the site must be redeveloped, and has made the Roxy owners — an offer that they couldn’t refuse'.

What I, as an outsider, cannot understand, is why the council aren’t willing to allow the Roxy to continue operating as it is until the site is actually ready to be redeveloped, or, even better, until a new city centre cinema provides the local residents with the sort of service that they have come to expect from the Roxy over the past 68 years.

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Comments (2)

adtv on February 15, 2006 at 2:00 am

Heres another link giving more detail to its history and demise.
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adtv on February 15, 2006 at 2:12 am

This link details plans for a future cinema/theatre for Oldham.
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