Cine Roxy

Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, 945,
Rio de Janeiro 22060

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Architects: Raphael Galvao

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: Cine Roxy Cinerama

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 55213.221.9292

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Cine Roxy

Located in the Copacabana district of Rio. The Cine Roxy opened on 3rd September 1938, with Madeleine Carroll and Henry Fonda in “Blockade”. It was a very wide cinema, and had a single balcony.

In 1966, it was equipped to screen Cinerama (with a single strip, not the three strip system). The opening film was “Battle of the Bulge”, followed by “The Hallellujah Trail”, and in July 1968 “2001, A Space Odyssey”.

The Cine Roxy was later tripled, with the balcony extended forward to create a new main screen, and two smaller screens are located in the former orchestra level. It currently shows first run American movies as well as Brazilian films.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre, Ken Roe

Recent comments (view all 5 comments)

kencmcintyre on February 10, 2006 at 5:08 pm

I saw “The Day After Tomorrow” at this theater in the summer of 2004. The theater is a few blocks from the beach and is very popular with the locals. The trick is to ask whether the American film being shown is dubbed or subtitled. If it’s dubbed in Portuguese, good luck.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on March 11, 2006 at 1:04 am

Some history (in Spanish) and photographs here:

kencmcintyre on July 10, 2006 at 5:25 am

It’s Portuguese, actually.

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