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Located at the corner of Hollins Road and Manchester Road in Hollinwood, near Oldham. The Roxy Cinema opened on 20th December 1937 screening the film “Fire Over England” starring Flora Robson, Raymond Massey, Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh. Seating was provided in stalls and circle levels for 1,406 and there was a cinema cafe.
In 1978 the cinema was split into two screens, then in 1981 it became a three screen cinema. Further sub-division occurred to create six screens which seated:470, 130, 260, 260 320 and 96. In 1998 a seventh screen was added and in 2002 the Roxy recieved a 100,000 pound upgrade.
It had always been an independently operated cinema but it was announced that it would close at the end of September 2005 when the current owner retires. The local Council purchased the building, but unlikely they will operate it as a cinema as they are proposing a cinema for the Oldham Town Hall.
The Roxy Cinema was left empty for a short while, and was sadly demolished in February 2007.
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