Roxy Theatre

142 Athabasca Avenue,
Hinton, AB T7V 2A4

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The Roxy Theatre was operated by Landmark Cinemas of Canada, and was closed when it was destroyed by a fire on July 29, 2009.

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JimRankin
JimRankin on May 27, 2004 at 2:27 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.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 17, 2008 at 6:34 pm

The Roxy was part of the Rothstein theater circuit in the early 1960s.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 17, 2008 at 6:47 pm

The 1970 IMPA shows the Roxy as still part of the Rothstein circuit.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 17, 2008 at 6:51 pm

Landmark is listed as running the theater in the 1981 Motion Picture Almanac, so sometime between 1970 and 1980, I imagine.

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