Roxy Theatre

291 Hamilton Street,
Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0

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The Roxy Theatre opened its doors in 1919.

After a fire in 1945, the Roxy Theatre was renovated in 1946 and then later on in 1988.

The Roxy Theatre has 302 seats on the main floor level and 148 seats in the upper level.

The Roxy Theatre shows movies on the weekends and is a venue for live theater during the rest of the week.

Contributed by Chad Irish

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JimRankin
JimRankin on May 27, 2004 at 2:30 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.

mrcinema
mrcinema on May 19, 2005 at 12:37 pm

Heres the new link to the Neepawa Roxy Theater. http://www.neepawa.ca/Roxy/

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 8, 2009 at 12:54 pm

The introduction above states “The Roxy Theatre opened its doors in 1919”. This heritage site states “Completed in 1906, the Roxy Theatre, one of the oldest theatrical venues in Manitoba, is an excellent example of an entertainment facility adapted over time to serve a changing marketplace”.

According to a 1995 magazine article, this was orginally the Neepawa Opera House and construction began in 1905. The opera house later became the Roxy Theatre.

And the Related Websites link above is the website for the Roxy Theater in Forsyth, Montana. It should be replaced with the link posted on May 19, 2005.

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