Roxy Theater

109 S. Main Street,
Franklin, KY 42134

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The Roxy Theater was opened in 1938 and was closed by the mid-1960’s. I always suspected that this building was a theater, but I wasn’t sure if it was or not until I saw that the building is currently for sale, as the “Old Roxy Theater”. It had a picture of it in it’s younger days taped to the window, but that is the only info I know about it.

It is fairly large, and has a cool design. I could see the ticket booth inside, but its design prevented me from seeing if the auditorium was still intact.

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AndrewBarrett
AndrewBarrett on February 20, 2008 at 10:13 am

According to Bowers' “Encyclopedia” page 551, there was a “Liberty” theatre in Franklin equipped with a Reproduco organ made by the Operators Piano Co. I could not find a page for the Liberty, so I am putting this here for the time being.

RE the Roxy: Where can we see a picture of this building? When was this building put up for sale? How can interested parties contact the seller?

awade
awade on April 6, 2008 at 3:03 am

I have lived in Franklin my entire life and remember the stories my grandmother would tell of she and her friends going to the picture show every weekend. It is a dream of me and my brothers to one day renevate this currently “for sale” building. If any one knows of any financial backing or anyone interested in this investment I would appreciate any help I can get. The site with a picture is www.fsrenaissance.com/sale.html

attheroxyky
attheroxyky on April 30, 2008 at 3:40 am

I have lived in Franklin all my life and it is a huge dream of mine to own this building and restore it to its original beauty. I have been in the building several times and I know that it still has the original stage, curtain, the screen is tore to shreds and falling down, but it still has the original art deco on the walls, and the original ceiling. However, it is all in need of complete restoration. I am seeking donations to help save this building and a part of Franklin, KYs history. If anyone is interested please email me at the following I am also in the process of getting a trust set up in the Roxys name for the building. Please help SAVE THE ROXY!!!

RoxyofFranklin
RoxyofFranklin on July 18, 2009 at 6:11 am

Well, the Roxy of Franklin is getting another chance. New owners have bought the old girl, and are looking into ways to make her a living building with businesses and an ongoing part of the community. There is even a very basic website now. http://www.roxyoffranklin.com When you get a chance, please check it out.

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