Roxy Theatre

981 Main Street,
Forsyth, MT 59327

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TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on February 11, 2011 at 8:02 pm

Just looked at this theatre again,great looking marquee.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on March 2, 2010 at 5:31 pm

Nice looking little theatre.

fmbeall
fmbeall on June 22, 2008 at 6:16 pm

During the 1930’s a number of theatres in California were named (or renamed) with the alternate spelling of ROXIE (in San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles). I can only assume this was for legal reasons, or maybe named after the heroine of the 1926 play “Chicago”, Roxie Hart.

Roland L.
Roland L. on May 23, 2008 at 8:10 pm

Lost, I think that is what’s called the retro Taco Bell.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 23, 2008 at 2:35 pm

The theater owner started a blog last September, but no responses as of yet:
http://tinyurl.com/5r7wop

Marktech
Marktech on October 14, 2007 at 1:59 pm

This theater has quite possibly the best projection and sound system of any theater in the State of Montana!

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on March 25, 2006 at 2:36 am

What a great web site

ERD
ERD on February 7, 2006 at 4:55 am

I think it is a tribute to Roxy (Samuel L. Rothafel’s nick name) that so many theatres were named for him and his New York theatre. I have an original edition of Hall’s book, and still find it one of the best resources on the topic of movie palaces. (Sadly, many more theatres have been demolished since the book was written.) It is nice to know that this small little Roxy theatre has survived into the 21 century. I wish the owner continued success.

Roland L.
Roland L. on June 28, 2005 at 11:12 am

Mention of Roxy in this news brief

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JimRankin
JimRankin on May 27, 2004 at 2:43 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.