Roxy Theatre

2004 Main Street,
Northampton, PA 18067

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rivest266 on April 23, 2017 at 7:14 am

August 31st, 1933 grand opening ad in the photo section.

RichardCWolfe on November 9, 2015 at 8:22 pm

Lehigh Valley PBS Channel 39 has recently done a piece about the Roxy Theatre on their program FOCUS. The portion about the theatre starts at the 14 minute mark.

HowardBHaas on March 3, 2015 at 12:37 pm


HenrySchmidt on March 2, 2012 at 10:44 am

Ok, that works. Thanks!

RichardCWolfe on March 2, 2012 at 9:33 am

That’s interesting. I just tried it and that happened to me as well.I posted the exact same address at and it works there. I thought maybe I had somehow made a mistake, but it seems to be exactly the same. It fact I copied it from there and pasted it here, so it has to be the same.

I hate to send people elsewhere, but if you want to see it go to and click on FORUMS, then click on The Back Office, and finnally click on GOOD PUBLICITY never hurts.

That way you can get to see it by way of the back door.

HenrySchmidt on March 2, 2012 at 8:59 am

I get an “oops…we can’t find that page…” when I entered this URL in Safari.

RichardCWolfe on March 2, 2012 at 8:50 am

Here is a link to some recent publicity that was given our theatre by WFMZ TV69 in Allentown.–/121458/8770656/–/w4ovp0/–/index.html

jmatt19 on December 28, 2011 at 5:44 pm

Anyone hear that the Roxy is hiring a new organist?

muviebuf on December 11, 2011 at 11:35 am

A recent video of the Roxy Theatre in Northampton may be found here:


thebigfoist on November 1, 2011 at 2:23 am

Interesting to note that the Roxy provided the great artwork for the great record “Matinee” by Weston, a Lehigh-valley punk band from the 90’s. It was actually how I discovered this place, originally.

HenrySchmidt on August 13, 2011 at 8:14 am

Went to see Cars2 last night with 4-yr. old grandson and his parents. Reviews are right: movie stinks. Preceded by totally inappropriate (for the very young audience that Cars2 draws) preview of “Transformers,” which looks like another stinker. If only they still made good movies!

Theater looks terrific! Mr. Wolfe, in tuxedo, greets patrons as they enter. Young staff is dressed in black trousers, white s/s shirts, black bowties. This is class! Tickets are $3 (all ages); big bucket of popcorn also $3. This is the best movie bargain in the Lehigh Valley (or anywhere, AFAIK), and a real treat for those who missed the golden Age of the American cinema, or for those who, like me, remember it from our youth (see my favorite childhood theater at ). Thanks again, Richard Wolfe!

HenrySchmidt on April 21, 2011 at 8:32 am

Very cool! The Roxy is the best place to see movies in the Lehigh Valley, by far! Thank you, Rick Wolfe, for keeping the tradition alive!

RichardCWolfe on April 20, 2011 at 6:01 pm

Here are some recent pictures of the Roxy lobbies taken on Sat. April 16th.
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muviebuf on March 27, 2011 at 6:14 pm

An interesting photo of the Roxy Northampton when it was originally called The Lyric can be found here:


Also note that the Roxy’s marquee was feature in the opening title credit sequence of the 1992 “School Ties” which featured Brendon Frazier and Matt Damon. As the car drives by you can see the title “Rebel Without A Cause” listed on the marquee.

HenrySchmidt on March 20, 2011 at 4:53 pm

This is really a wonderful theater, and all credit must go to Mr. Wolfe for his loving care of this gem of a house. Despite the loss of most of the region’s movie palaces, we’re fortunate here in s.e. PA to have a handful of survivors showing movies and/or stage shows and concerts. In addition to the Roxy (Northampton), there are the Boyd (Bethlehem, movies; many original details covered/altered but essentially intact), State (restored, Easton, mainly touring live stage acts), and Nineteenth St. (Allentown, film series, organ concerts, and stage shows by the local dramatic group, which owns the house). Also the Emmaus (neighborhood movie house). Symphony Hall, owned by the Allentown Symphony Association and home of the orchestra, as the former Lyric featured movies and touring burlesque; projection equipment removed in recent renovation/restoration.

RichardCWolfe on February 10, 2011 at 5:58 pm

We have just completed restoration of our auditorium this past December, and have had it professionally photographed. We here at the Roxy are quite pleased with how the restoration has turned out.

Here are links to the photographs:
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Scott on December 8, 2010 at 9:09 pm

What a tremendous asset this must be to the city of Northampton. The video of the marquee in operation is truly stunning.

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Simon Overton on November 18, 2010 at 3:33 pm

The April 17, 2009 photo of the auditorium was fabulous… so good to the the “stars & stripes” on either side of the stage.

The theater owner needs to receive a medal for courage in using curtains and playing the organ… its what draws people in to see a movie!

Once, when I was a new ticket-taking doorman at San Francisco’s awesome Castro Thetre, a Hattie McDaniels look-alike bellowed out to me “Is that organ dude playing tonight?” I then replied with a positive answer which was promptly replied with “‘Cause if he ain’t, I ain’t comin’ in!"
Since then, my long-time friend and organist David Hegarty has affectionately been known as "organ dude” and I’m sure “miss Hattie” is still enjoying his twice-nightly musical interludes!

TLSLOEWS on November 18, 2010 at 8:51 am

What a great marquee.

RichardCWolfe on November 7, 2010 at 9:33 am

Hey, it worked. Since I succeeded at that, I’ll post a link for the other part of the story as well.

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RichardCWolfe on November 7, 2010 at 9:30 am

I would like to bring to everyones attention a website called that I think most of those who visit here would enjoy exploring. It lists wonderful nostalgic places including historic theatres.

I was recently visited by Beth Lennon who hosts the site, and she did a fabulous write up and picture presentation about my theatre.

While the many photos posted here over the years by others have done a great job of showing the theatre as it is, nothing truly exhibits the splendor of the marquee until you see it lit up with it’s flashers and chashers operating, showing off it’s true theatrical character. A video is posted along with the article about the theatre on Retro Roadmap. If you wish to see it I would suggest that you go there, and while there check out all the other wonderful places as well.

I will attempt to post a link here, but with my limited computer skills do not know if I will be successful. If I don’t succeed, maybe someone else can.

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annebet on May 4, 2010 at 11:28 pm

I spent some time at the Roxy and it’s absolutely haunted. I don’t usually believe that sort of thing but ask the owner about the organ; it plays even when it’s not plugged in or attached. There are voices in the lower levels and the curtains have been known to move on their own accord. Enjoy!

kencmcintyre on June 24, 2009 at 5:02 pm

This is where I found the photo. Flickr may have taken it from there, or vice versa.

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[Deleted] on December 11, 2008 at 7:08 pm

A 2 manual, 6 rank Wurlitzer organ was installed in the Roxy in the late 1980’s. This organ was originally from the Pastime (Osborne)Theater in the Bronx, according to the Roxy’s website.