Roxian Theatre

501 Chartiers Avenue,
McKees Rocks, PA 15136

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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.

Contributed by Shawn Urbano, Mark Belasco

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raubre
raubre on May 30, 2006 at 11:57 am

I got this picture of the Emerald Room/Roxian today. I don’t think it looks much like a theater.

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cinewoof
cinewoof on October 30, 2007 at 7:07 am

There is good news. The Emerald Room, formerly, the Roxian, has been purchased by a developer, who is planning on reopening the venue, as the Roxian, in early 2008.

The Roxian will be restored to its full glory and be available as an auditorium to host live concerts, performances, and community events in an intimate setting.

This is great news.

raubre
raubre on March 2, 2008 at 3:33 pm

I found a picture of the Roxian on the inside (halfway the page)

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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?

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on June 27, 2012 at 10:11 am

This 1942 trade article shows a modernized entrance to Shea’s Orpheum Theatre, which apparently doesn’t have a listing at Cinema Treasures: boxofficemagazine

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