Island Roxy Theatre

4074 Main Street,
Chincoteague, VA 23336

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Island Roxy, Chincoteague Island, VA

Built in 1945 in the Art Deco style, the Island Roxy Theatre features Misty’s hoof prints set in the concrete sidewalk in front of the box office. “Misty” was the opening night movie. The original fabric on the walls joins the impressive interior with the original green and pink terrazzo in the lobby.

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JodyBrumage
JodyBrumage on August 14, 2006 at 11:24 am

This theater is the only theater left on Chincoteague Island. There were once three, the Star, The Island, and the Opera House. All of these theater were opened and operated by a Mr. Powell.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on August 7, 2007 at 12:07 pm

I like that this little theater seemingly in the middle of nowhere takes credit cards. View link

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 19, 2009 at 2:19 pm

That one seems to work on and off. Here is the same photo:
http://tinyurl.com/l3et5n

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 19, 2009 at 2:36 pm

I guess since we’re not their friends they make it more difficult.

edison
edison on March 1, 2012 at 9:40 am

Here is an update on the recent status:

http://www.delmarvanow.com/article/20120227/NEWS01/120227025/CHINCOTEAGUE-Arts-group-announces-plans-buy-Island-Roxy-theater?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Eastern+Shore+News

runusmc
runusmc on July 13, 2014 at 8:26 am
 On a recent (July 4, 2014) drive by this theatre is very much open and very busy.  I forget which show was playing but there were 3 times for the show that day. It's location on Main Street in Chincoteague is surrounded by scores of little shops and is cooled by a nice bay wind.  
                  
jamestv
jamestv on July 13, 2014 at 4:12 pm

If this theatre was built and opened in 1945, how is the movie “Misty”, which came out in 1960, the opening night movie?

jeffconn
jeffconn on December 1, 2015 at 10:36 pm

Official website: http://www.islandtheatres.com/ Still showing first-run movies.

runusmc
runusmc on December 29, 2018 at 7:35 am

For several days around Xmas this year (2018), The Island Theatre played free holiday movies like the 1944 White Christmas(with Danny Kaye & Bing Crosby) and even free double features. Snacks were on sale in it’s lobby and a great time had by all. They show 1st run movies during the busy summer season.

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