Roxy Theatre

514 2nd Avenue South,
Glasgow, MT 59320

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The Roxy Theatre opened in the early-1930’s. Seating was listed at 500. The theatre was destroyed by fire in November 1952.

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GoRaWa1 on February 18, 2013 at 4:51 pm

I went to many Gene Autry-type westerns at the Roxy in the very early 1950’s. The price was something like $0.10 for the matinee. It was sad to see it burn (along with several other buildings including Shipps Cafe, and Rexall Drugs). Two minor clarifications: The spelling of Servant is something like “Survant,” and it didn’t replace the Roxy in the same location. The Survant was located a block west on the same street, as I remember.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 28, 2014 at 10:44 pm

GoRaWa1 is correct. The Survant Theatre is at the northwest corner of 2nd Avenue S. and 6th Street S. As the vintage photo shows, the Roxy was a few doors west of 5th Street S., not on the corner. The Survant Theatre replaced the Roxy when it burned down, but not on the same site.

HAL-9000 on January 13, 2018 at 5:16 pm

I was a six year-old kid in Glasgow when the Roxy burned. I remember watching the fire from my bike, wondering how I’d ever know what became of Commando Cody after last week’s cliffhanger… Two years later, the new Survant Theatre introduced Cinemascope, Hollywood’s answer to television (still a distant dream in 1955’s Glasgow…) The first film to be shown was “A Man Called Peter,” which I watched for about 5 minutes before walking out, not wanting to waste the experience on this talkathon… The next week’s feature wasn’t in Cinemascope (or 3-D), 1953’s “Inferno” with Robert Ryan, but ironic considering the Survant arose from the actual inferno down the street when the Roxy burned… Not long after that came “Bad Day At Black Rock,” with, of course Spencer Tracy and Robert Ryan, maybe the best Cinemascope picture ever…

And Commando Cody was back! He escaped after all! (Whew!)

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 13, 2018 at 8:43 pm

Google Maps didn’t send their camera car along the block the Roxy was on, but Bing Maps Streetside shows the site.

HAL-9000 on January 15, 2018 at 8:47 pm

I posted a couple postcards just now but you have to click on “photos” to see them …

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