Roxy Theatre

413-417 Union Avenue,
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Will Dunklin
Will Dunklin on August 1, 2023 at 5:35 pm

The Roxy’s last day was Monday April 13, 1959. The bill was a double feature; “Houseboat” starring Sophia Loren and Cary Grant, Paramount Pictures, 1958 and “Jinx Money” starring the Bowery Boys, Monogram Pictures, 1948.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on September 6, 2020 at 11:02 am

Crisper, wider version of the circa 1941 Overview photo added courtesy Library Of Congress Public Domain. 1933 pre-code film “Damaged Lives” being shown as Adults Only.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damaged_Lives#/media/File:Roxy-theater-knoxville-1941-tn1.jpg

rivest266
rivest266 on September 3, 2018 at 12:09 pm

This opened on December 26th, 1932. Grand opening ad posted.

tntim
tntim on January 4, 2016 at 8:45 pm

According to this article in Billboard, daily stage shows were dropped in January 1948. The theater itself closed in 1959. Link

seraphotodude
seraphotodude on June 21, 2013 at 11:15 am

I live in the building that sits where the old Roxy used to be. I would love to blow those pictures up and hang them in our lobby. Would you mind to send me full size images, if you have them?

Thanks, Chris

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on February 10, 2010 at 9:59 pm

This story, towards the end, talks about the Roxy; apparently parts of it got recycled at another location: View link

bbrown1
bbrown1 on September 12, 2007 at 9:44 pm

What a great article! When I lived in Knoxville in the 70’s, I could tell Market Square was just a ghost of what it had once been, and always wondered what it had been like earlier. I would love to see a photo of the Roxy!