Roxy Theatre

212 E. Market Street,
Logansport, IN 46947

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Previously operated by: Alliance Theater Corp.

Previous Names: Nelson Theatre, Majestic Theatre, Luna Theatre

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Roxy Theatre

Opened as the Nelson Theatre by 1908. In December 1917 it was renamed Majestic Theatre. In 1921 it was renamed Luna Theatre. On September 15, 1934 it was renamed Roxy Theatre. It was located downtown near the State Theatre and the Logan Theatre. By 1941 it was operated by Alliance Theater Corp. and they continued to operate it into at least the early-1950’s. It was closed in the late-1950’s and stood unused into the 1970’s.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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cc44 on December 29, 2013 at 8:57 am

Opened 15, November, 1934. Opening attraction was “Here Comes The Navy”

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 29, 2013 at 10:36 pm

The 1908-1909 edition of the Cahn guide lists the “New Nelson Theatre. Just opened.” The house had 1,200 seats. Later editions of the Cahn guide indicate that about a third of those were in the gallery that was removed when the house was remodeled as the Roxy. The 1921 Cahn guide listed the house as the Luna Theatre.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 30, 2013 at 3:20 am

The future Roxy is billed on this vintage postcard as Theater Nelson. Though a row of four Victorian commercial buildings survives on this block of Market Street today, everything else, including the theater, has vanished.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 15, 2014 at 2:07 am

An item datelined Logansport in the December 1, 1917, issue of The Moving Picture World says: “Frank Robinson has leased the Nelson theater and renamed it the Majestic.” A longer item appeared in the December 8 issue of the same journal:

“Majestic Reopens to Crowds.

“Logansport. Ind. — The Majestic theater, formerly known as the Nelson, which has been closed for the last few weeks, undergoing a thorough renovation and redecorating, was reopened Monday. November 12, and was crowded at all three shows. The interior of the place has been prettily decorated, a new screen installed and several other features added for the convenience of the patrons.”

50sSNIPES on April 27, 2021 at 7:26 pm

Actually The Theater Became The Roxy Theatre On September 15, 1934. It Reopened With James Cagney In The Hit-Smash “Here Comes The Navy” Along With Pathe News, A Cartoon: Betty Boop’s Only Color Appearance In The Fleischer Era In “Poor Cinderella”, And A Performance By Vincent Lopez And His Orchestra.

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