Island Roxy Theatre

4074 Main Street,
Chincoteague, VA 23336

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Island Theatre (Official)

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Functions: Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: Island Theatre

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 757.336.6109

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Island Roxy Theatre

The Island Roxy Theatre was opened in 1945 and was designed in the Art Deco style. The Island Roxy Theatre held the premiere of the movie “Misty” starring David Ladd on June 4, 1961 and Misty’s hoof prints were set in the concrete sidewalk in front of the box office. The original fabric on the walls joins the impressive interior with the original green and pink terrazzo in the lobby.

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kencmcintyre on September 19, 2009 at 2:19 pm

That one seems to work on and off. Here is the same photo:

kencmcintyre on September 19, 2009 at 2:36 pm

I guess since we’re not their friends they make it more difficult.

edison on March 1, 2012 at 9:40 am

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runusmc on July 13, 2014 at 8:26 am
 On a recent (July 4, 2014) drive by this theatre is very much open and very busy.  I forget which show was playing but there were 3 times for the show that day. It's location on Main Street in Chincoteague is surrounded by scores of little shops and is cooled by a nice bay wind.  
jeffconn on December 1, 2015 at 10:36 pm

Official website: Still showing first-run movies.

runusmc on December 29, 2018 at 7:35 am

For several days around Xmas this year (2018), The Island Theatre played free holiday movies like the 1944 White Christmas(with Danny Kaye & Bing Crosby) and even free double features. Snacks were on sale in it’s lobby and a great time had by all. They show 1st run movies during the busy summer season.

runusmc on June 19, 2020 at 8:35 pm

Of course the Island Theatre isn’t showing films right now due to the regulations imposed by the Governor of Virginia due to Covid-19. Hopefully, it will only be another week or two from today. You can call them at 757.336.6109 if you like.

runusmc on January 12, 2021 at 1:07 pm

FYI, the link in Mike (saps) on August 7, 2007 comment still works and the pictures are exactly like the Chincoteague Island theater looks like inside. It’s beautiful inside.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 30, 2021 at 5:13 pm

There’s an error in this theater’s description. The Movie Misty, which was released in 1961, could not have been the opening night feature at the Island Theatre, but the movie was premiered there. The 1947 book on which it was based was called Misty of Chincoteague, and the movie filmed in the area. The real Misty was still living at the time of the premier, and that was when her hoofprints were set in cement in front of the theater.

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