Roxy Theater - Alpena MI

Address: 521 Washington Avenue
City: Alpena
State: MI
Zip: 48708
County: Alpena
Capacity: 1821
Owner History: Butterfield Theatres
Theater Type: Neighborhood House
Number of visits to this page: 9415

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General Information:

AKA Alvarado, Roxy, Lyric, Grotto, Rialto, Temple

Source: Cinema Treasures

Opened in 1906 as the Alvarado Theater. In early-1913 it briefly became the Lyric Theater. By June 1913 the name was changed again to the Grotto Theater. In February 1921 the interior was destroyed by fire. Repairs were carried out and by 1926 it was known as the Temple Theater. In 1936 it was renamed Rialto Theater and in the late-1930’s the name was changed to the Roxy Theater. The Roxy Theater closed around 1958. Click the link below for a photo of the Roxy Theater. The movie on the marquee is dated at 1939.

Info Updates:
2/2/2004 - WaterWinterWonderland
The Lyric appears to date back to the late 20's or early 30's, and stayed open into at least the late 1950's as the newpaper ad from 1956 indicates.
Roxy Theater - As The Alvarado
As The Alvarado
Roxy Theater - As The Roxy
As The Roxy
Roxy Theater - Old Shot Of Lyric
Old Shot Of Lyric
Roxy Theater - 1956 Ad
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