Roxy Theatre

3762 Broadway,
Gary, IN 46408

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Previously operated by: Bikos Bros., Nick Bikos Theater Co.

Functions: Bar, Nightclub

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Located in the Glen Park district in the south of Gary. The Roxy Theatre opened in December 1927. It seated 800 and was no longer listed in 1954. It went over to retail use, and by 2015 was Backstage on Broadway, a bar and nightclub.

Contributed by Chris1982

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 8, 2014 at 10:15 am

The February 18, 1956, issue of Boxoffice said that the Roxy Theatre was being converted into retail space.

The Roxy was one of several Gary theaters operated by the Bikos brothers.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 8, 2014 at 11:57 am

The January 4, 1941, issue of Showman’s Trade Review reported that James and Peter Bikos, operators of the Roxy Theatre, were contemplating a new theater to be built at Broadway and 39th Avenue. I don’t believe the project was carried out, but later that year V. U. Young began construction on the Ridge Theatre, located around the corner from the Roxy.

Additional research has revealed that James and Peter Bikos were cousins, not brothers, but Peter Bikos' brothers Dan and Nick also operated theaters in Gary.

Chris1982 on June 8, 2014 at 2:17 pm

The theatre around the corner from the Roxy was the Glen Theatre.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 9, 2014 at 10:46 am

I should have noted in my previous comment that the Ridge Theatre and was renamed the Glen Theatre in 1968.

jalvar on September 1, 2015 at 3:35 am

In the 59’s it became a furniture store.

Thanks for all the great pix!!! jase

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 17, 2016 at 7:05 pm

Though it currently still appears in Google’s street view, Best Fashion no longer occupies the former Roxy Theatre. The building is now the home of Backstage on Broadway, a bar and nightclub featuring live music.

Denverpalace on December 1, 2022 at 11:18 am

Variety shows the theater under construction in November 1927 and reported that the Roxy opened in December 1927 with 800 seats. The local newspaper showed the address as 3762 Broadway.

Denverpalace on December 1, 2022 at 11:20 am

The Roxy was equipped with Western Electric sound in December 1929.

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