Roxy Cinema

Barkerend Road,
Bradford, BD3 1SX

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Roxy Cinema

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The Hippodrome Theatre, in Barkerend Road, opened as a live theatre in February 1911. A vast 1,705 seat single floor music hall which lasted only ten years before being converted into a full time cinema.

In 1955 it was refurbished by Arthur R Wood and renamed Roxy Cinema. It closed 8 November 1961 and became a bingo hall which lasted until 1980. The Roxy then became a Mosque, which it still is in 2002.

Contributed by Ian Grundy

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JimRankin
JimRankin on May 27, 2004 at 4:16 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.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on June 8, 2012 at 1:36 pm

There is additional information about this theatre on this webpage.

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