153 W. Hopi Drive,
153 W. Hopi Drive,Holbrook, AZ 86025
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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 www.camasliberty.com) 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.
A 1973 view of the Roxy Theater in Holbrook.
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.
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
Here is a photo from July 2006:
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.
I just drove by there yesterday and they were showing “Sky High.” That is definitely a second-run film at this point.
This is the second comment above this theatre I have left. Cinema Treaures keeps removing it for some reason.
Roxy is a first run $6.00 cinema NOT 2ND RUN!!!!
This “offical website” is no longer used BY THE OWNER FOR ALMOST 5 MONTHS…. IAM TRYING TO PUT THE RIGHT INFO ON THIS SITE!!!!!