Roxian Theatre

501 Chartiers Avenue,
McKees Rocks, PA 15136

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Roxian Theatre, McKees Rocks, PA

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This was one of the nicest theaters in its time. Built in 1928 as the Roaxian Theatre with 1,200 seats. Closed in 1979, its was converted into a concert venue, known as the Emerald Room, which closed in 2003. The projection booth and balcony are all still intact. Lots of secret rooms in the building.

In 2009, the Baker family who originally owned the Jenny Lee bakery, purchased the building. They plan to reopen it as a performing and cinematic venue. The basement hall is planned to be used for special occasions and banquets.

Work on restoration began in November 2009. In June 2014 work began on the restoration of the fa├žade.

Contributed by Shawn Urbano, Mark Belasco

Recent comments (view all 16 comments)

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on October 14, 2008 at 5:07 pm

The K in McKees Rocks should be capitalized in the description.

roxdude
roxdude on May 13, 2009 at 12:35 pm

Great news. The McKees Rocks borough council has approved to submit an grant application to the PA Department of Community and Economic Development for $500,000 towards the restoration of the Roxian Theater.

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kathy228
kathy228 on July 24, 2011 at 2:06 pm

DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY PICS FROM THE 50’S?

kathy228
kathy228 on July 24, 2011 at 2:12 pm

DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY PICS OF THE ORPHEUM THEATER FROM THE 60’S IN MCKEES, ROCKS, PA?

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on October 15, 2017 at 4:04 pm

Circa 1941 photo added credit McKees Rocks Historical Society Facebook page.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on October 15, 2017 at 4:16 pm

Circa 1940s parade photo added credit McKees Rocks Historical Society Facebook page. Roxian in the distance, Orpheum on the right. I am adding a CT page for the Orpheum.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on October 15, 2017 at 4:33 pm

March 18, 1936 photo and copy added credit McKees Rocks Historical Society Facebook page.

1936 St. Patrick’s Day Flood.
March 17-20 1936
Lower Chartiers Avenue and the Bottoms are devastated by 46.4 ft. flood caused by heavy rain and melting snow and ice.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on October 16, 2017 at 6:37 am

The Orpheum page is now added with 3 photos.

http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/56538

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