Luxury 5 Cinemas

209 N. Lawler Street,
Mitchell, SD 57301

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Luxury 5 Cinemas

The 600 seat Roxy Theatre was built in 1933, out of the shell of an old garage and is a prominent downtown landmark. In 1989, three new screens were added to the side of the theatre.

Sadly, the Roxy Theatre was destroyed by fire on January 7, 2001. Ironically, only the newer screens survived the fire, with the original lobby and auditorium entirely destroyed.

The theatre has since reopened as a five-screen first-run movie house operated by Logan Luxury Theatres.

Contributed by Ross Melnick, Bryan

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roger
roger on October 7, 2001 at 11:30 am

http://www.loganmovie.com for information and possibly pictures of the roxy 4 mitchell sd.

William
William on December 12, 2003 at 10:38 am

The Roxy Theatre was loctaed at 209 N. Lawler Street and it seated 500 people.

JimRankin
JimRankin on May 27, 2004 at 4:24 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.

sdmovieman
sdmovieman on December 31, 2008 at 5:32 pm

The original architect on the Roxy was Floyd Kings of Mitchell, SD. The architect on the Luxury 5 was T-K Architects of Kansas City, MO.
The capacity at opening of the Roxy was 600. In 1959 it was cut to 527 when it was re-seated with American Bodiform seats.
The Luxury 5 now seats 801 in 5 auditoriums.
This theatre has always been owned and operated by the Logan family dba Logan Luxury Theatres Corp. The family did lease it out to a Mr. Nolop from about 1943 to 1948 and again to Hans and Mibs Hanson from 1949 to 1959.

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on June 8, 2019 at 5:21 pm

Based on a front-page article in the following day’s Argus-Leader of Sioux Falls SD, the fire that destroyed the Roxy occurred on the morning of Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001.

It started in the concession area. “Most damage was contained to the oldest portion of the theater. A 1989 addition that includes three more movie screens was protected by fire doors”.

According to the article, Nelson Logan moved from Los Angeles to Mitchell and converted a garage to a theater in 1933. His son, Jeff Logan, owned the Roxy at the time of the fire. No one was hurt, but his extensive memorabilia collection was lost.

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