Roxy Theatre

714 3rd Street,
Langdon, ND 58281

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Trolleyguy on August 13, 2011 at 10:04 am

A shot of Langdon’s Main Street with the Roxy front and center showed up on NBC’s “Dateline” show last night.

Patsy on July 21, 2010 at 2:09 pm

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!

Patsy on July 20, 2010 at 7:44 pm

saps: Sorry I missed tonight’s NBC broadcast.

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Mike (saps) on July 20, 2010 at 7:29 pm

Nice proile of this theater (and the Rockford /theaters/8314/)) on tonight’s NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams.

TLSLOEWS on July 5, 2010 at 12:59 pm

Nice story RickB.

Patsy on July 5, 2010 at 11:09 am

RickB: A CT friend of mine just sent me the article….very nice.

RickB on July 5, 2010 at 10:14 am

The Roxy is featured in a New York Times story today, about small-town North Dakota theaters. Story with slide show here.

kencmcintyre on February 12, 2006 at 11:24 am

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
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Recreation And Culture
Historic Sub-function: Theater
Current Function: Recreation And Culture
Current Sub-function: Theater

JimRankin on May 27, 2004 at 4:30 am

It is amazing how many theatres are named ROXY in imitation of the once famous name of the New York City panjandrum of the movie palace: Samual Lionel Rothapfel = “Roxy”. His namesake was the famous ROXY THEATRE in NYC, which outlasted him by only 25 years when it was demolished in 1960. The whole story is in that landmark book “The Best Remaining Seats: The Story of the Golden Age of the Movie Palace” by the late Ben M. Hall in 1961. Various editions of it are sometimes available from, but only the first edition contains the color plates.