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Russellville in Franklin County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Historic Roxy Theatre

 
 
Historic Roxy Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, March 1, 2011
1. Historic Roxy Theatre Marker
Inscription. The Roxy Theatre was built in 1949. It has served as the center of entertainment and a landmark for Russellville and Franklin County for many years. It is the only one of its kind in Alabama. As movie theatres around the country fell victim to television and other forms of home entertainment, The Roxy Theatre was closed in 1976. It remained unoccupied until it was donated to the Franklin County Arts and Humanities Council on December 31, 1987. The non-profit/volunteer organization has worked continually for the restoration of The Roxy with the goal of preserving it as an arts and cultural destination for future generations.
 
Erected 2010 by Alabama Tourism Department and the City of Russellville.
 
Location. 34° 30.374′ N, 87° 43.784′ W. Marker is in Russellville, Alabama, in Franklin County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 208 North Jackson Avenue, Russellville AL 35653, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Russellville (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); History of Littleville, Alabama (approx. 6.4 miles away); Newburg (approx. 8
Historic Roxy Theatre image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, March 1, 2011
2. Historic Roxy Theatre
miles away); Belle Mont (approx. 11.6 miles away); LaGrange College (approx. 14.4 miles away); William Leigh (approx. 15 miles away); "Spirit of Hodges" (approx. 16 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Red Bay Museum. (Submitted on October 21, 2013.)
 
Categories. Entertainment
 
Historic Roxy Theatre ticket booth image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 1, 2013
3. Historic Roxy Theatre ticket booth
Roxy Theatre lights on dispaly at the Red Bay Museum image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 1, 2013
4. Roxy Theatre lights on dispaly at the Red Bay Museum
Roxy Theatre seats on display at the Red Bay Museum image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 1, 2013
5. Roxy Theatre seats on display at the Red Bay Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 25, 2011, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 779 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 25, 2011, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama.   3, 4, 5. submitted on October 2, 2013, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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