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Roxy Theatre (Saskatoon)

For other people and places named Roxy see: Roxy and Roxy Theatre
Roxy Theatre
The Roxy
Type Movie Palace
Genre(s) Films and Stage shows
Built 1930
Owner Rainbow Cinemas
Former name(s) Towne Cinema
Seating type fixed
Capacity 624 (main screen)
300 (second screen)

The Roxy Theatre is a movie theatre (cinema) located in the Riversdale neighborhood of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Built during the onset of the Great Depression. The interior was decorated in a Spanish Villa style with the walls covered with small balconies, windows and towers that gave the impression of quaint Spanish village. The ceiling was painted in an atmospheric-style (dark blue and had twinkling lights set in the plaster) to give the impression of the night sky. The Roxy was the first building in Saskatoon with air conditioning.[1] The theatre was renamed in the Towne Cinema in 1974. A second screen was added on May 30, 1980. The theatre was owned by Rokemay Theatres from 1974 until 1986 and owned by Cineplex Odeon from 1986-1995. The Towne then closed in 1995.

It was purchased and restored by Rainbow and Magic Lantern Cinemas, reopened under its original name in 2005.[2]


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