Roxy Cinema

Meir 68-72,
Antwerp 2000

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Located on the Meir, which is the premier shopping street in Antwerp, which contains many fine buildings, this originally opened in the 1890’s, as the Theatre des Varieties.

By 1930, it had been re-named Roxy Cinema, and on 16th February 1930, it screened the first talking film (with sound on film) in Antwerp. The film “Accuse Levez-Vous” was made by the French Gaumont company. The Roxy Cinema was equipped with a Standaart 3Manual/11Rank organ, which had a piano attachment.

The Roxy Cinema was closed in 1962. It was demolished and a C & A department store was built on the site.

Contributed by Ken Roe
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