Roxy Theatre

80 Anzac Highway,
Adelaide, SA 5035

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Virginia41
Virginia41 on December 7, 2015 at 1:16 am

I favourited this page as Don Harris was my father. I have a copy of a full page advertisement when it opened, listing all the people who were part of the construction and fit-out. It is wonderful to see this on the internet as my father died in 1956, but he would have been so proud that the fa├žade has been heritage listed. Virginia Thomson, December 7, 2015.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on June 11, 2010 at 3:55 pm

The former Roxy Cinema, photographed in August 2008:
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anthonyfaunt
anthonyfaunt on June 30, 2005 at 9:27 am

The ROXY was built by my father-in-law David Harris and his older brother Don Harris. David was 27 years old at the time the theatre opened in 1937. Both David and Don are deceased but David’s wife Joy still lives in Adelaide. I have asked my wife Marilyn who the architect was who designed the theatre but she does not know. I will attempt to find out.

JimRankin
JimRankin on May 27, 2004 at 2:42 am

It is amazing how many theatres are named ROXY in imitation of the once famous name of the New York City panjandrum of the movie palace: Samual Lionel Rothapfel = “Roxy”. His namesake was the famous ROXY THEATRE in NYC, which outlasted him by only 25 years when it was demolished in 1960. The whole story is in that landmark book “The Best Remaining Seats: The Story of the Golden Age of the Movie Palace” by the late Ben M. Hall in 1961. Various editions of it are sometimes available from www.Amazon.com, but only the first edition contains the color plates.