714 3rd Street,
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Roxy Theatre, Langdon (Official)
Architects: John Marshall
Functions: Movies (First Run)
Styles: Art Deco
News About This Theater
- Jul 7, 2010 — Keeping the neon lit on Main Streets of the Great Plains
Built in 1936, the Roxy Theatre operated continuously until closing in 1995. It was purchased by a non-profit organization in 1997 at which time the theater was completely renovated. The theater was restored as close as possible to it’s original configuration. Seating and projection equipment were brought up to date.
The Roxy Theatre is on the National Register of Historic Places. Currently, the Roxy Theatre runs first-run movies on a weekly basis and hosts a limited number of live events.
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Here is another photo:
Here is the National Register information:
NORTH DAKOTA – Cavalier County
Roxy Theatre (added 1998 – Building – #98001341)
Also known as 32CV527
714 Third St., Langdon
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Welworth Enterprises, Marshall, John
Architectural Style: Early Commercial
Area of Significance: Architecture, Social History
Period of Significance: 1925-1949
Historic Function: Recreation And Culture
Historic Sub-function: Theater
Current Function: Recreation And Culture
Current Sub-function: Theater
The Roxy is featured in a New York Times story today, about small-town North Dakota theaters. Story with slide show here.
RickB: A CT friend of mine just sent me the article….very nice.
Nice story RickB.
Nice proile of this theater (and the Rockford /theaters/8314/)) on tonight’s NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams.
saps: Sorry I missed tonight’s NBC broadcast.
The home page for CT has the video posted by Ross Melnick about the Roxy and the folks of Langdon ND who love their main street theatre!
A shot of Langdon’s Main Street with the Roxy front and center showed up on NBC’s “Dateline” show last night.
From the 1940s a photo postcard view of Main Street along with the Roxy Theater in Langdon.