Roxy Theatre

11-15 E. Main Street,
Maple Shade, NJ 08052

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Roxy Theatre

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A vaudeville-era theater that showed movies until about 1962. It stood vacant for several years until federal urban renewal money was used to clear the entire block on which it stood in the early 1970s. A post office and a park now occupy the site.

Contributed by Rick Burger

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William
William on May 7, 2004 at 10:04 am

The Roxy Theatre seated 450 people.

JimRankin
JimRankin on May 27, 2004 at 2:48 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 www.Amazon.com, but only the first edition contains the color plates.

teecee
teecee on July 5, 2005 at 10:03 am

A Page organ was installed in this theater in 1927.

teecee
teecee on March 2, 2006 at 3:56 am

Listed in the 1944 & 1951 FDYs. Listed as part of Milgrim Booking Service, Inc. in the 1961 Film Daily Yearbook.

teecee
teecee on August 20, 2006 at 12:21 pm

Another one of JB & Melvin Fox’s theaters.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 7, 2007 at 3:07 pm

The property was auctioned off in April 1963:

ROXY THEATRE BUILDING-600 Seats
IN A 100% RETAIL LOCATION
11-15 E. Main Street, Maple Shade, N.J.

Motion Picture Equipment, Projection Booth,
Seats to be Sold Separately or As An Entirety
with Real Estate, Excellent as Operating Theater or other
Commercial Purpose!

INSPECT.: WED., MAR. 27-2 to 4 P.M.
SALE on Premises: TUES., APRIL 2, it 3:30 P.M.

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