419 S. 5th Street,
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Architects: Arland W. Johnson
Firms: Hadley & Worthington
Previous Names: Majestic Theatre
Originally opened on May 23, 1907 on Springfield’s S. 5th Street, which later became its “Theatre Row”, the Majestic Theatre was built for legitimate theatre. It was designed by architect Arland W. Johnson.
In 1914, it became a vaudeville house presenting Orpheum vaudeville. In the late-1920’s, switched to movies.
In 1943, it received a new name, the Roxy Theatre, and a new look. In the early-1940’s it is listed as being operated by the Frisina Amusement Co.
The Roxy Theatre continued on as a movie theatre until its closure in 1978. After more than seven decades of entertaining the citizens of Illinois' capital city it was demolished in April 1979.
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