Roxy Theatre

Hwy #7 Downtown,
Acton, ON

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The Roxy Theatre is located in downtown Acton, Ontario. The Roxy opened its doors in the late 1940’s as a live stage show theater, but in the late 1960’s it started playing movies.

In the late 1980’s it closed and then reopened as a night club. It still looks the same as it did back in the late 1970’s when "Star Wars" first came out on the big screen.

“I still remember when they showed a triple bill of "Back To The Future Part 1, 2 & 3 for only $6.00 back in the 1980’s. If you ever get out to Acton, Ontario, go check out the Roxy on Hwy #7. Its like you’re going back in time.”

Contributed by Chad Irish

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JimRankin
JimRankin on May 27, 2004 at 4:25 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.

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