Valley Magazine Features Roxy Theatre
Best of the Valley 2007 -
Category: Independent Movie Theatre
(as seen in July/August 2007 Lehigh Valley
Even though this old-time movie theatre celebrated
its 37th anniversary on June 1, its traditions are still
alive. A uniformed staff and a tuxedo-clad owner add to
the theatre's original aesthetics. "The show starts
on the sidewalk," with exterior animation and bright
lights that lure people inside. Stage curtains hang in front
of the big screen, and tickets for all ages cost two dollars
for matinees and three dollars for evening shows. The Roxy
also hosts live shows, concerts, and plays.
This article had a few errors in the orignal article, however
we'll correct them here for the sake of authenticity. Corrections
are: 37th Anniversary is Richard Wolfe's anniversary of
being the owner, not the actual anniversary of the theatre.
The theatre's 75th Anniversary will be in 2008. Also, corrected
spelling of the word "theatre".)
USA Today Features Roxy
Theatre, Friday Nov. 23, 2001
|10 great places to see a classic cinema
(as seen in Nov 23rd, 2001 USA Today)
Multiplexes may draw most moviegoers this
holiday weekend, but savvy popcorn munchers know there's
more to the magic of watching a good film than stadium seating
and fancy drink holders. And while many of the USA's historic
movie palaces already have fallen to wrecking balls, hundreds
more still are entrancing audiences. Ross Melnick and Patrick
Crowley, founders of the Web site Cinema
lead USA TODAY's Laura Bly behind the velvet curtains to
some of their favorites:
Originally opened in 1921 as the Lyric, this theater was
renovated in 1933 in the tremendously popular art deco style
- and renamed The Roxy after the famous New York City theater
and it's namesake showman Samuel "Roxy" Rothapfel.
Today, as the city's only commercial theater, "the
Roxy continues to be the greatest show in town," presenting
both Hollywood favorites and live entertainment.
This article had other theatres listed also, however we
edited the article for Northampton, PA interests.)
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||"The lights buzzing on
the underside of the marquee, when they were on, enveloped the
passerby in a warm, glowing field. People going past the theatrer,
even in the daytime, got a whiff of vintage celluloid, and at
night it was intoxicating."...Christopher
Gray, "Marquee's Lights are Dark on 1914 Nickelodeon."
The New York Times
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