Roxy Theatre

1017 S. State Street,
Lockport, IL 60441

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Roxy Theatre, Lockport, IL

Originally built as a feed store in the 1850’s. It was converted into the Roxy Theatre in 1937. Located on S. State Street at E. 10th Street. It was still open in 1957. After closing it was used as a juice bar. It is now a community center.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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mp775 on September 1, 2006 at 10:09 pm

According to an employee at a local business, the theater is occassionally used for senior citizens' events.

kencmcintyre on June 17, 2008 at 4:22 am

Here is a recent picture. The image is not the best, unfortunately.

stormdog on December 5, 2012 at 1:07 am

It looks like this building is currently being used as a nightclub for people with mental illness or disability. There’s an interesting article about this here:—137487468/162769.html

Also, here’s a photograph of the theatre I made this Summer. I’ll post a few more once I’m done with school in a couple weeks.

BetterLockport on July 28, 2014 at 1:29 am

This theater has been reopened!!! Mayor Steve Streit has recently negotiated an agreement with the owners of the building and the facility has been renovated. A new marquee with lights, updated entry and bar/eating area. The Lockport Old Towne Cafe, neighbor to the Roxy, serves their specialty food incuding hotdogs, sausage sandwiches, desserts. It is a BYOB theater. The weekend of July 25 the Roxy showed Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. August 8 and 9 will be the gothic horror Hansel and Gretel.

BetterLockport on July 28, 2014 at 1:31 am

Roxy facebook page …

DavidZornig on October 19, 2016 at 3:18 am

October 1, 2016 photo added, credit & copyright Kim Tonry.

Khnemu on March 7, 2018 at 6:11 pm

According to the Chicago Tribune article below, the Roxy’s marquee has been restored to replicate it’s original appearance and neon lighting added to the facade. Although the building continues to be home to a community center for persons with developmental disabilities as it has for the last two decades, the theater’s owners, Trinity Services, plan to open the building to the public this year to rent the space, and for special events.

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