Roxy Theater

1523 Monroe Street,
Wichita Falls, TX 76309

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Roxy..Wichita Falls Texas

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The Roxy is now an antiques mall.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 6, 2009 at 6:19 pm

Boxoffice magazine reported in April 1962 that the Parker Square Theater in Wichita Falls was slated for demolition. It opened in 1958 and lasted just three years before being converted to a department store.

randini
randini on January 7, 2009 at 4:08 pm

No, the Parker Square and the Roxy were two different places. The Roxy would have been in the neighborhood north of Kell Boulevard somewhere in the vicinity of Zundelowitz Jr. High School. Parker Square was entered on the south side of Kell somewhere west of Taft Street. I was a regular attendee of the Parker Square Theatre up to 1962. Like the rest of the shopping center it was built to cater to the Country Club district. This was before Sikes Center. I don’t recall the Roxy at all, so it may have ceased operations before the late 1950s when I became an active moviegoer. What Department store later occupied the Parker Square Theatres space? I think there was already a McClurkan’s in the center. Perkins Timberlake perhaps?

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 7, 2009 at 4:10 pm

I’m going to add the Parker Square, since it doesn’t seem to be an aka for any of the theaters in Ken Roe’s list of 9/21/07.

randini
randini on January 7, 2009 at 4:48 pm

Maybe what killed the Parker Square was the fact that it was a single screen house. Seating capacity was around 600, maybe bigger.

RickB
RickB on November 30, 2009 at 4:43 am

According to this obituary the former Roxy was until recently the home of a used book store called the Cosmic Squire.

matermama
matermama on May 30, 2010 at 8:55 am

The owner of the Cosmic Squire Book & Music store died in Nov. 2009 and the family was considering selling the building or they may already have done so.
There are a couple of pictures on the Wichita Falls History Facebook page. I remember going to the Roxy and actually saw a silent movie there with my grandmother in the early 1940s. Don’t know why they were showing a silent movie since they showed sound films all of the time. The WF History Facebook page is great. I’ll be telling them about the Cinema Treasures website.

DonLewis
DonLewis on January 25, 2011 at 2:49 pm

From 2011 a photo of the Roxy Theater Building in Wichita Falls.

matermama
matermama on January 25, 2011 at 9:22 pm

On the Wichita Falls History Facebook pages, Julie Coley who used to run an antique store in the old Roxy Theatre building posted a recent article from the WFTimesRecordNews that a man in Wichita Falls has bought the entire strip and wants to restore all of the buildings as to their outside facades. That would be great to see.
Jeanette Crumpler in Dallas, TX

matermama
matermama on January 26, 2011 at 9:31 am

BTW Julie has a picture of the Roxy Theatre on her Photos page of the WFHistory Facebook website. I’m so grateful for her and for Don Lewis too in preserving much of the past.
Jeanette Crumpler in Dallas, TX

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