Roxy Theater

153 W. Hopi Drive,
Holbrook, AZ 86025

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Roxy Theater

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The Roxy Theater originally opened in 1954. The theater can seat 327 and it is located on Hopi Drive. The Roxy Theater closed in 1994, but reopened in 2003 after a renovation project.

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CWillman on September 6, 2005 at 11:50 am

I just drove by there yesterday and they were showing “Sky High.” That is definitely a second-run film at this point.

barrygoodkin on October 14, 2005 at 9:42 am

According to the Holbrook Tribune News the Roxy Theater opened on May 1, 1936. The theater seats 364. The architect is not named but the contractor was the Whiting Brothers. The interior decorations were completed by Nat Smythe of the Scenic Studios of Los Angeles. The theatre was a partnership with L. Caldwell and Harry Nace of Phoenix. L. Caldwell sold his interest to Harry Nace shortly after the theater opened. L. Caldwell had operated the Liberty Theater in Holbrook that was destroyed by fire in October 1935. The opening picture was Gary Cooper in “Mr. Deeds Goes To Town.”

kencmcintyre on July 30, 2006 at 1:34 pm

The listings on the web site are all second run films. I drove by last week and they were showing the first Pirates of the Caribbean film.

roxytheater on January 10, 2007 at 7:27 pm

Thanks for your interest and comments on the Roxy. It is a first-run theater – if you look closely at ken mc’s picture of the Pirates of the Caribbean marquee, you will see that the poster on the wall is of the second sequel, and the upcoming one-sheet next to it is also a current movie (for July 2006.)

The web site listings are old – we don’t maintain them well – the one listed as “official” on this listing is not and is not current.

We play top 10 movies in the first 4 weeks they are out – really can’t afford to slip below that in this marginal market. Thanks for all your interest.

Owners: Jeff and Amber Hill, Wade and Sandy Carlisle

kencmcintyre on September 6, 2007 at 8:45 pm

Operator in 1963 was Harry L. Nace Theaters, Inc. out of Scottsdale. Mr. Nace ran theaters in a number of Arizona towns at the time.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on July 22, 2008 at 4:29 am

A 1973 view of the Roxy Theater in Holbrook.

kencmcintyre on July 22, 2008 at 8:58 am

The “official website” can be removed as the link is no longer working.

RootstockCMLLC on May 27, 2013 at 10:16 pm

Good to see that the Roxy is still up and running. I started my career in the motion picture business at the Roxy in August 1968 under the management of Bud and Myrtle Rawlings. I was only 14 at time time, and got a chance to work in the projection booth. Fond memories of 2 projectors, 18 minutes reels and switch overs, and carbon arcs. We ran double features with a cartoon. The first films I ran at the Roxy was a double feature of “The Sons of Katie Elder” and “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” which was well over 5 hours. What a bargain for a $1 adult ticket. Popcorn was 15 cents, 25 cents with butter and sodas were $10, 20 & 30 cents. Candy, 15 or 25 cents. Now I operate my own indi in Camas WA (Liberty Theatre and also book the very popular Bear Tooth Theatrepub in Anchorage AK. How things have changed in 45 years. Next week our theatre in Camas wil be converted to digital, no more loading 35mm film prints. Thanks to everyone that helps keep these small town treasures open.

budyboy101 on November 19, 2013 at 2:06 pm

The web site is

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