Monday, November 15, 2010

former Roxy Theatre, Everard Park

former Roxy Theatre, AdelaideThe former Roxy Theatre in Adelaide is a stunning building. Although it is now a Blockbuster video store, you can imagine the glamorous people who attended 'Piccadilly Jim' on openning night, Wednesday, 7 October 1937.

And how many of those same people attended on closing night, a mere 24 years later on Saturday 25 November 1961.

Disaster struck in 1985 when the theatre was gutted by fire but two year later the facade was restored. I think they did a good job.

former Roxy Theatre, Adelaide



  1. Have you seen a photo from the pre-fire era? It would be very interesting to compare.

  2. There is a cropped picture on the Cinema Treasures website that shows the Roxy was very similar to how it looks now. Perhaps most of the damage was on the interior and the facade just needed to be refurbished rather than rebuilt.