Roxy Theatre

3764 Broadway,
Gary, IN 46408

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The Roxy Theatre opened in 1929. It seated 1,070 and was no longer listed in 1954. It went over to retail use, and by 2015 was Backstage on Broadway, a bar and nightclub.

Contributed by Chris1982

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 8, 2014 at 10:15 am

The February 18, 1956, issue of Boxoffice said that the Roxy Theatre was being converted into retail space.

The Roxy was one of several Gary theaters operated by the Bikos brothers.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 8, 2014 at 11:57 am

The January 4, 1941, issue of Showman’s Trade Review reported that James and Peter Bikos, operators of the Roxy Theatre, were contemplating a new theater to be built at Broadway and 39th Avenue. I don’t believe the project was carried out, but later that year V. U. Young began construction on the Ridge Theatre, located around the corner from the Roxy.

Additional research has revealed that James and Peter Bikos were cousins, not brothers, but Peter Bikos' brothers Dan and Nick also operated theaters in Gary.

Chris1982 on June 8, 2014 at 2:17 pm

The theatre around the corner from the Roxy was the Glen Theatre.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 9, 2014 at 10:46 am

I should have noted in my previous comment that the Ridge Theatre and was renamed the Glen Theatre in 1968.

jalvar on September 1, 2015 at 3:35 am

In the 59’s it became a furniture store.

Thanks for all the great pix!!! jase

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 17, 2016 at 7:05 pm

Though it currently still appears in Google’s street view, Best Fashion no longer occupies the former Roxy Theatre. The building is now the home of Backstage on Broadway, a bar and nightclub featuring live music.

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