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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Roger Katz
Roger Katz on January 19, 2005 at 11:51 am

This was known as the Norwalk Theatre in its early days.

shoeshoe14 on July 26, 2006 at 3:07 pm

I stopped by there the other day. All retail in front is no longer and there’s a great mural on the side of the auditorium that I don’t remember ever being there. The nearby Garden Cinemas is behing this theater.

shoeshoe14 on December 5, 2007 at 3:59 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 on December 6, 2007 at 5:58 pm

The 1989 listing says Loew’s Norwalk Theatre.

KennethJacowitz on November 14, 2010 at 5:45 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 on September 3, 2011 at 10:35 am

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gd14lawn on June 4, 2013 at 11:52 pm

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