Roxy Theatre

Grass Street,
Island Pond, VT 05846

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Previous Names: Star Theatre

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Roxy Theatre

The Star Theatre was a little theatre in a small Vermont railroad town. It had opened around 1935. In 1963 it was remodeled and renamed Roxy Theatre. Over the years it had several openings and closings. It was finally closed on February 21, 1958.

Contributed by Ron Salters

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rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on June 21, 2015 at 10:37 am

The Theatre Historical Society archive has the MGM Theatre Report for the Roxy; it’s Card # 577. Address is “Grass Street” but I don’t know if that’s correct. There is an exterior photo dated Feb. 1941. Condition is Good. The Report says that the Roxy opened in 1935, that was showing MGM films, and had 250 seats. The 1940 population was 1,100.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on June 22, 2015 at 11:24 am

I read somewhere that as of 1940, the Roxy was part of Sharby Theatres (Fred Sharby, Keene NH). But I have a 1942 roster of Sharby theaters and the Roxy was not on it by then.

50sSNIPES on February 12, 2021 at 10:25 am

I Am 99.99% Sure That The Roxy Was Once Known As The Star Theatre Until December 31, 1936 When It Remodeled And Changed Its Name To The Roxy. If It Is Known As The Star, Then It Opened On April 24, 1916 With “The Diamond From The Sky”; But It Was Necessary If This Theater Was Actually Once Known As The “Star”.

50sSNIPES on February 12, 2021 at 10:48 am

Although This Theater Was Under A Number Of Competitions Like The City’s Own Opera House And An Unrecognizable Park Theatre Which Had Nothing Than A Few Pages According To Essex County’s Herald During The Last Few Weeks Of 1936, Shortly Right Before The “Star” Theatre Became The Roxy Theatre And The Remodel. The First Film After Changing Its Name And The Remodel Is “Rainbow On The River” Starring Bobby Breen.

The Theater Was Closed Many Times During The Last Few Years Of Operation. It Is Once Taken Over By A New Management And Reopened On July 20, 1956 After Closing For More Than 2 Months. And Like That Point, The Theater Was Once Again Closed Shortly Later In December 1956 Before Reopening On January 4, 1957.

The Roxy Closed It’s Doors For The Final Time On February 21, 1958 After The Theater Was Threaten And Damaged By An Early Morning Fire. The Theater Building Was Then Torn Down The Following Year In 1959 After All The Equipment Was Sold Off.

50sSNIPES on February 12, 2021 at 2:04 pm

Opened On April 24, 1916 With “The Diamond In The Sky”.

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