Roxy Theatre

Churchill, MB

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When it opened in 1950, the Roxy was the only theater in Churchill, Manitoba.

The theater was used for many things — including concerts, live comedy, live stage shows & second run movies.

Sadly, after 35 years, the Roxy closed in 1985. The last movie shown at the Roxy was "Back To The Future" . It was torn down two years later.

Contributed by Chad Irish

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JimRankin
JimRankin on May 27, 2004 at 4:18 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.

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