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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JohnBasil
JohnBasil on December 9, 2005 at 3:53 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

LIBERTY75
LIBERTY75 on June 6, 2013 at 5:09 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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