Roxy Theatre

2737 Lyons Avenue,
Houston, TX 77020

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The Roxy Theatre was open in 1940 with seating listed at 598. This was an African American Theatre.

The theatre closed in 1955 and has since been demolished. Any further information on the Roxy Theatre would be appreciated.

Contributed by Chuck

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misspeach1
misspeach1 on August 12, 2010 at 8:56 pm

The Roxy Theatre closed later than 1955. I saw Imitation of Life (1959) starring Lana Turner and John Gavin, Sapphire (1959), Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959) and The Ten Commandments (1956) starring Charlton Heston at the Roxy. My brother also remembers going to the Roxy through his high school years. He graduated from high school in 1963. We lived within walking distance of the Roxy.

Also in a Houston City Directory dated 1935 I saw a listing for a Washington Theatre located at 2737 Lyons Avenue. Maybe there was a name change, or the Roxy replaced the Washington Theatre.

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