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aughie commented about Roxy Theater on Mar 6, 2005 at 10:45 am

It seems as though the Roxy theatre structure was demoslished sometime around when Norfolk built the Federal Building at the corner of City Hall and Granby because the address for the Roxy is the exact address for the same block and side of the street that the Norfolk Federal Building is located. This is only one of many theatres downtown that have fallen to the wrecking ball. At the turn of the 20th century, though Norfolk then did not have such a good, clean reputation, there were lots of “variety theatres” located within a very small vacinty downtown, though I use the term “variety” very loosely as it relates to the probable entertainment that would have been offered to sailors and seamen in a (then) seedy navytown (Norfolk has changed for the better since then) during the early 1900s.