Roxy Theatre

71 Wall Street,
Norwalk, CT 06850

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I used to go see Max Creek and Widespread Panic at the Globe Theater in Norwalk. The first time I went there was in 1994. The last Creek show I saw was in October of 1998 and this was a great regional venue. The sound was weird as it circulated around. When you went into the balcony, you always felt like you would fall down because of the steep angle. (The floor below had no seats – it was all general admission). There was the regular balcony and then another small one above it where we all went to smoke up and nobody cared. The floor was small but the theater looked big from the parking lot.

It eventually closed down and reopened as the Roxy but the owners kept mismanaging it like the Globe and since closed again. It was also once called the Regent.

Contributed by Dave Bonan

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 20, 2007 at 3:19 pm

According to this article dated October 28, 2006, this theater was also known as the Nutmeg Theater.

shoeshoe14
shoeshoe14 on December 5, 2007 at 8:59 pm

Opened in 1916 as the Regent at 73 Wall Street, per the City Directory. Becomes the Norwalk Theatre in 1939 at 71 Wall. In 1986 it’s listed as the Cinemanational Theatre Operations as well. Last listed in 1989.

shoeshoe14
shoeshoe14 on December 6, 2007 at 10:58 pm

The 1989 listing says Loew’s Norwalk Theatre.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 7, 2007 at 2:12 am

A Robert-Morton theater organ was installed in the Regent Theater in 1921.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 26, 2008 at 11:05 pm

This building is vacant and for sale on LoopNet. Asking price is $2,600,000. Spanish-style according to the description.

KennethJacowitz
KennethJacowitz on November 14, 2010 at 10:45 pm

I was the manager for CinemaNational from around 1985 to 1987. This was an old vaudeville theatre with a stage and proscenium arch. Carbon arc projector when I was there. Wasn’t showing the better films like when I managed the Greenwich Twin in Greenwich, CT, more like “Halloween III,” Friday the 13th part 6, “Purple Rain”, “Batchelor Party”, etc.

rivest266
rivest266 on September 3, 2011 at 3:35 pm

News article at http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=L500AAAAIBAJ&sjid=ZW0FAAAAIBAJ&pg=3835%2C6739324

gd14lawn
gd14lawn on June 5, 2013 at 4:52 am

New article at: http://wp.me/pJ1hk-2qh

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