Roxy Theatre

Kingston Road and Galloway Road,
West Hill, ON M1E

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The Roxy Theatre opened on July 4, 1949 and was operated by Odeon Theatres (Canada) Ltd. A great Saturday matinee movie theatre in the late-1950’s and early-1960’s for the youngsters of West Hill. I think it was a dime or 15 cents to get in. You got a couple of shorts and cartoons and a feature.

I remember seeing “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken” and “The Incredible Mr. Limpet” there.

Near the end of it’s life it booked live bands to open the shows. I remember a band with tiny amps doing “Get Off My Cloud” by the Stones. The first live band I’d ever seen.

The Roxy Theatre in the West Hill district of Scarborough closed in 1965 or 1966. A gas station replaced it, which has itself since been demolished.

Contributed by NV Gillespie

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nvgillespie
nvgillespie on December 1, 2008 at 10:34 pm

The seating capacity was 598 (Unconfirmed)

nvgillespie
nvgillespie on December 1, 2008 at 11:02 pm

The map is wrong.
The Roxy Theatre in West Hill Ontario was located on the north side of Kingston Rd, just east of Galloway Road. (About 200 yards or so)
It was about ¼ mile west of the intersection of Kingston Rd. and Morningside Ave.
The map shows it as being in the city of Kingston, Ontario.
West Hill was located in the south eastern part of Scarborough Ontario.

Tidus
Tidus on June 9, 2015 at 10:28 pm

I remember as a child every Saturday going to see the newest serial with cartoons. I used to live next to Heron Park School on Manse Road and would walk up Lawrence Avenue to the Roxy. I believe I had 50 cents or so which would get me in the show and buy popcorn and a drink. As I recall there was a hardware store next to the Roxy on one side and on the other side was a vacant lot.

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