Roxy Theater

1409 Broadway Boulevard,
Flint, MI 48506

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This theater opened in 1921 as the Colonial Theater. It was later called the Durant Theater before it was called the Roxy Theater. It is listed as the Roxy Theater from at least 1941 thu to 1950 and was operated by the Butterfield Theaters chain. It was demolished in 1971.

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Contributed by Bob Jensen

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on March 4, 2009 at 7:31 am

A 2 Manual/7 Rank, $5,500.00, Moller Pipe Organ, Opus 3044, was installed in the Colonial Theater in 1921.

It is not know what happened to the organ. If you know anything about what happened to the organ, please Email us.

steelbeard1 on May 25, 2011 at 5:57 pm

Before the Roxy closed, it was open weekends only.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 26, 2012 at 11:37 pm

It was probably 1934 or 1935 that the Colonial/Durant Theatre was renamed the Roxy. A list of theater projects designed by Flint architect George J. Bachmann, published in the 1950 Theatre Catalog, includes a “Roxie” Theatre in Flint, listed as a 1934 project. Despite the variant spelling, the entry probably does refer to this Roxy Theatre.

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