Roxy Cinema

50 Carolgate,
Retford, DN22 6DY

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Located in Retford, Nottinghamshire. The Picture House opened in either 1917 or 1918 and was operated by Cyril Getcliffe. The facade was typical of a cinema at that period and had a decorative feature of a swag of fruit and the name ‘Picture House’ in the stonework over the entrance.

The name was changed to Roxy Cinema in about 1936 and it continued until closing in 1958. It was demolished in the early 1960’s and a branch of Boots Chemist’s shops was built on the site.

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Ian
Ian on January 21, 2007 at 8:01 am

Photo in the Bassetlaw Museum archives here:

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Tinribs
Tinribs on March 1, 2013 at 11:32 pm

The Ritz wa sei derilict when I went to Retfod Grammar school during the war and remained sofor a long time after Iworked as a projectionist at the Roxy and Majestic or aew years ad there was talk of demolising th Ritz then. Gad to see kit has survived though. Sorry toseethe Roxy has gone ray Batten

Tinribs
Tinribs on March 1, 2013 at 11:43 pm

I worked at the Roxy an Majestic as a projectionist for some years with Fred Schofiled and Cedric Shaw was Manager. The equipment at the Roxy was Kalee Model 12 Projectors mounted on Western Electric Universal base sound heads and B T-H arcs The sound was Wetern Electric Mirrophonic system later updated to Westex system. The Majestic equipment was all by B T-H.

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