Roxy Theatre

625 William Street,
Buffalo, NY 14206

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In 1909 the Co-Operative Amusement Company, composed of over 100 stockholders, largely businessmen and professionals from the East Side, built a “fireproof” movie theatre in Buffalo. It was called the Savoy Theatre. The architect was Henry L. Spann and the Savoy was built at an estimated cost of $65,000. In 1927 the management purchased an organ to accompany silent movies. They chose to buy a Link organ, from the Link factory in Binghamton.

The Savoy was renamed the Roxie and later again renamed the Roxy.

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 19, 2004 at 10:40 am

I found an address an address of 625 William St listed for this theater. Can anyone confirm this address?

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 20, 2004 at 6:22 am

Charles….I also find a listing of 625 William St. for this theater. Savoy was the name it opened with. The website that Bryan posted has a current photo of the Savoy/Roxy theater. The building now houses a business called Connies Laundry and Dry Cleaning. In the photo, you can see an address on the building. The address appears to be “822-2800”. I’ll post a link to that photo. Maybe someone can read those numbers better than I can.
http://ah.bfn.org/h/movie/sandhu/source/13.html

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 20, 2004 at 6:26 am

Disregard that last message, that link is for the Abbott Theater, so 625 William St should be correct for the Savoy/Roxie.

JohnBasil
JohnBasil on December 9, 2005 at 5:53 am

The Function of the ROXY was motion pictures and the seating was 1154 the Chain – Basil Theaters Inc.
The Roxy , by 1934, was owned by the Basil Theater chain, remodeled with larger and more comfortable seating (1154). I am John B Basil and i’ve managed theaters in London, England for Associated British Cinemas,in Buffalo with my familys firm of Basil Theaters and also Dipson. Within a year my book on true theater history should be released. for questions plaese call 716-834-0348

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 11, 2007 at 3:48 pm

This is a photo of the former Roxy Theater building.

LIBERTY75
LIBERTY75 on June 6, 2013 at 8:09 am

THE ADDRESS WAS 625,I KNOW I LIVED AT 622 ACROSS THE STREET OVER WOOLWORTHS 5&10 STORE FROM 1937 UNTIL 1955

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