Roxy Center

318 E. Barnard Street,
Hopkins, MO 64461

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Functions: Live Performances, Youth Center

Previous Names: Roxy Theatre

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Roxy Center

The Roxy Theatre opened on July 6, 1949 with Wallace Beery in “Big Jack”. It operated into the 1960’s. Community efforts later resulted in its reopening as primarily a youth center known as the Roxy Center. It is occasionally still used for live performances.

Contributed by Christopher Walczak

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on June 7, 2010 at 11:07 pm

Your best bet to see the theater is to click on the map and then click on the address on the left.

Anyone have any other photos?

CSWalczak on June 7, 2010 at 11:36 pm

There is a small one included in this article about the efforts to preserve the theater: View link

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 15, 2021 at 10:01 pm

A brief item dateline Hopkins in the July 23, 1949 issue of Boxoffice said that “Ralph White opened his 430-seat Roxy early this month.” A December 11, 1948 item had announced the start of construction, but said that the house would be called the Rex and would seat 350. That item also said that Ralph White and his sons had started the project. Since the item about the opening doesn’t mention the sons, I’m assuming that Mr. White disowned them and spent their inheritance on space for 80 more seats and an additional letter for his theater’s name.

50sSNIPES on February 9, 2024 at 5:48 pm

Ralph White opened the Roxy on July 6, 1949 with Wallace Beery in “Big Jack” with no extra short subjects.

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