Roxy Theater

270 E. 4th Street,
Bremerton, WA 98337

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Roxy Revival (Official)

Additional Info

Previously operated by: Tom Moyer Luxury Theatres

Architects: Bjarne H. Moe

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Styles: Streamline Moderne

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The Roxy Theater was opened on May 29, 1941 and was originally owned by Benjamin F. Shearer. It was designed by Bjarne H. Moe, one of the Pacific coast’s foremost theater architects.

The Roxy Theater still displays its original Pioneer Northwest Photographer Asahel Curtis Giant Photo Mural of Bremerton, The Navy Yard with the White
Fleet of 1908. At the time it was one of largest photo murals ever produced in the Pacific Northwest.

After closing as a movie theatre it was owned, operated and lovingly cared for by Calvary Chapel Bremerton, and was used for church services, as well as Christian concerts, events and movies. Its supporters call it “The Pacific Northwest’s most Intimate, Nostalgic and Rockin' Christian Venue.” It featured Solomon’s Porch Coffee House & Espresso Bar, plus events. As they liked to say “The Roxy now belongs to Jesus!”

Jesus has now left the Roxy Theater when the church closed due to foreclosure and it was taken over by a bank in late-2013. The building sat empty, but there was community action, supported by the Mayor to revive the building. Restoration began in July 2017 and it was reopened March 2, 2018 with a free showing of “The Greatest Showman”.

Contributed by Solomon's Porch at the Roxy

Recent comments (view all 26 comments)

Simon Overton
Simon Overton on December 5, 2010 at 9:25 pm

I forgot to add that the house brass lobby “load” sign reads 999.

Mark Edwards
Mark Edwards on November 22, 2011 at 5:16 pm

The Roxy is currently for sale.

Roxy Revival
Roxy Revival on January 29, 2014 at 4:29 am

We’re trying to rescue the Roxy and we need your help! Send your story to . Check out our website at I’d love to hear from you!!

Roxy Revival
Roxy Revival on January 29, 2014 at 4:32 am

Yes, it’s true, the Roxy Theater is now bank owned. We want to give it back to the community. Check out Roxy Revival’s effort on our website You can also like us on Facebook: or follow us on Twitter:

You can Rescue the Roxy!!

Rachel McBain
Rachel McBain on March 5, 2015 at 3:15 am

It appears Calvary did the best it could in terms of upkeep. The building needs work, but its spectacular Streamline Moderne design (state of the art in 1941) has been preserved. Personally, I feel this design represents Streamline even better than The Admiral. The sweeping curves of the lobby and starburst wall decorations anticipate Googie style.

William Creswell
William Creswell on March 3, 2018 at 6:23 pm

The Roxy officially reopened last night, March 2, 2018, with a free showing of The Greatest Showman to a packed house. The theater is in magnificent shape and is sporting a brand new marquee and sign.

KenLayton on March 4, 2018 at 4:41 am

Anyone have pictures of the interior of the projection booth?

dickneeds111 on January 25, 2019 at 5:14 pm

Saw many movies at the Roxy in the 1960’s while my ships were in the shipyard. @ of the films I remember which had long lines and sell outs. Were “The Graduate” and Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner". Nice theatre.

DavidZornig on February 9, 2020 at 4:03 am

Facebook link with multiple photos of the 2018 Roxy Theater Story Walk Event.

JackCoursey on February 25, 2020 at 6:14 am

A considerable of effort and capital has been exerted in both the restoration and updating the Roxy and it shows! A real jewel and well worth the drive to Bremerton. Great Dolby presentation!

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