Roxy Classic Theatre

2657 Quadra Street,
Victoria, BC V8T 4E3

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Lee98
Lee98 on March 26, 2014 at 2:44 pm

Now at the Roxy
J. Kelly Nestruck: Theatre reigns as film goes the way of vaudeville
by J. KELLY NESTRUCK
VICTORIA — The Globe and Mail Published Tuesday, Mar. 25 2014, 5:00 PM EDT

…The Flick, a new play by the exciting up-and-coming American playwright Annie Baker currently having a warm and welcome Canadian premiere in Victoria, is a theatrical requiem for film, the medium that once seemed an existential threat to theatre, and an eyebrow raised skeptically in the direction of digital, the new supervillain in town. Its main character is Avery (Jesse Reid), a twentysomething film buff hired to rip tickets and work concessions at one of the last remaining movie theatres in Massachusetts to use a 35-mm projector. In Chelsea Haberlin’s smooth and streamlined production, we meet him on his first day of work, shyly sweeping up popcorn with a slacker named Sam (Chris Cochrane). Eventually, however, Avery comes out of his shell to pronounce his disdain for digital movies in the play’s take-away monologue. “Film can express things that computers never will,” he says. “Film is a series of photographs separated by split seconds of darkness; film is light and shadow and it is the light and shadow that were there on the day you shot the film.” ….The elegiac tone of The Flick, a hyper-colloquial and deceptively simple comedy itself full of light and shadow, is deepened in its Victoria production by the fact that it’s being performed in the Roxy, a second-run cinema purchased by Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre a year ago. Blue Bridge, a classics-oriented company run by University of Victoria theatre professor Brian Richmond, is not the first theatre company to take over a struggling cinema. It happens all the time. In fact, on my latest trip to British Columbia, every play I saw happened to take place in a theatre that once showed movies.

More at: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/theatre-and-performance/nestruck-on-theatre/j-kelly-nestruck-theatre-reigns-as-film-goes-the-way-of-vaudeville/article17656274/

Jason Whyte
Jason Whyte on January 12, 2014 at 10:17 am

No longer showing movies as of Xmas 2013.

popcornn
popcornn on December 11, 2010 at 7:22 pm

The Roxy Classic Theater, a Victoria Landmark Cinema with a vibrant and rich history. Included in this offering is land, business, and building. Located in the heart of Quadra Village, a rapidly revitalized urban center for Victoria’s Avant Garde. This exclusive offering boasts many unique avenues, including the opportunity for a residential/commercial redevelopment, reconfiguration back into a live Venue, or a continuation as Victoria’s only single screen “Art House” theater. This is a genuine opportunity to be part of Victoria’s Heritage. The current business boast steady and reliable income and an established and growing audience. This is a self-sustaining investment with significant upside alternatives. Floor plans, additional photos and more information at www.binabstrasser.com Presented by Binab|Strasser REMAX Alliance – Yates Street in Victoria BC

seanjung
seanjung on August 7, 2008 at 1:41 am

Originally opened in 1949 as the Fox. In 1966, the theater was called Quadra. The independent venue showed first run movies and later porn. It changed to the Roxy Cinegog in 1986 as a “art theater” and then 2nd run double features.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 21, 2007 at 6:47 am

Here is a recent photo of the Roxy. Style should be Quonset Hut.

cuda
cuda on October 20, 2007 at 10:03 am

New owner, new name (Roxy Classic), New website (roxyvictoria.com), plans to remodel and restore exterior and interior.

Life in the old girl yet!

News article:
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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 12, 2007 at 2:45 pm

Tacky, but still open. :)

This is a website for the Roxy Cinegog.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 12, 2007 at 9:58 am

That’s a bit tacky, isn’t it?

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 12, 2007 at 9:20 am

This is a recent close-up photo of the Roxy Cinegog entrance.