VIS 154.03.01 Roxy Theater

Roxy Theater

Title Roxy Theater
Photographer Unknown;
Description View of the marquee and "bill" for the Roxy Theater on Peachtree Street (the sign and marque are currently in use on the Roxy Theater on Roswell Road in Atlanta, Georgia) in Atlanta, Georgia.
Geographic Location Atlanta (Ga.)
Peachtree Street (Atlanta, Ga.)
Subject Theaters--Georgia--Atlanta
Marquees--Georgia--Atlanta
Signs (Notices)--Georgia--Atlanta
Corporate Name Roxy Theater (Atlanta, Ga.)
Date Original circa 1950
Date Digital 2006
Type 5 x 7 in. silver gelatin print;
Digital Format JPEG
Catalogue Number VIS 154.03.01
Collection John Clark McCall Photographs of the Roxy Theatre
Publisher Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta GA 30305
Rights This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S Code) Permission ofr use must be cleared through The Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.
Collection Notes Photograph taken by the wrecking company shortly before demolition.
Notes The Keith-Albee Georgia Theater was constructed in 1926 for well over a million dollars on the site of the former Georgia Governor's mansion at 210 Peachtree Street. It seated 2,500 patrons and was originally host to various vaudeville acts, orchestral performances, and plays, as well as movies. In the 1930's the theater was renamed the Roxy. In the fall of 1938 the Roxy was refurbished in character with its original decor. The Roxy was demolished in 1972. Its Whirlitzer pipe organ was relocated to San Sylmar, a private museum in California.
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