Roxy Cinema

Hollins Road,
Hollinwood, OL8 3QX

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keiths
keiths on May 18, 2010 at 7:42 am

It was almost obscene how quickly this place was demolished after closure.

Ian
Ian on April 18, 2010 at 1:39 am

An older photo of the exterior of the Roxy here – the road layout was later substantially altered.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stagedoor/4530009659/

Ian
Ian on April 8, 2010 at 1:31 am

Whilst looking for something else I came across a batch of misfiled negatives of the interior of the Roxy taken in 1988. The photo’s must have come out too poor to keep, but digital technology to the rescue (at least partially!). Of particular note is the original proscenium, long hidden from view:–

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stagedoor/4502334270/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/stagedoor/4502334096/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/stagedoor/4502333902/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/stagedoor/4501699041/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/stagedoor/4501698837/

scottiebarry
scottiebarry on June 25, 2008 at 8:54 pm

MESSAGE FOR KEN BLAIR, MESSAGE FOR KEN BLAIR, MESSAGE FOR KEN BLAIR

Hi Ken

Please could you email me on .uk
i have been trying to track you down regarding information on Roxy cinema, as we use to go there as kids and wanted some information on various things regarding memorabillia, photos etc

I am 22 years old, and heard about the horrible news due to roxy’s closure.

Really look forward to hearing from you.
Thanks for the memories
Kindest regards
Scott Barry

KenBlair
KenBlair on February 4, 2008 at 4:13 pm

I have some pictures and memorabilia about the Roxy if you are intrested?? let me know and i will forward them on to you.

Thank You Ken Blair

Ian
Ian on March 27, 2007 at 2:25 am

The Roxy is no more. It fell to the demolition crew in February 2007.

LouiseC
LouiseC on December 1, 2006 at 6:18 am

I wonder if anyone can explain quite why the Council in Oldham was so insistent that the Roxy had to close over a year ago when the building is still standing there, doing nothing? It was a popular multi-screen and the only cinema within 9 miles of Oldham; I think the Council played a dirty trick on Ken Blair and his family and on the people of Hollinwood. As for the proposed cinema in Oldham Town Hall, I’ll believe it when I see it – that building has been derilect for years; shame in itself as it is an historic building in its own right.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 25, 2006 at 9:11 am

Here is another photo of the former Roxy Cinema.

Ian
Ian on August 13, 2006 at 10:17 pm

Interior shot of one of the screens after sub-division here :–

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Ian
Ian on December 19, 2005 at 5:27 am

The Roxy closed in September as planned and is currently boarded up awaiting demolition.

KenRoe
KenRoe on September 20, 2005 at 1:58 am

Another recent exterior photograph here:
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