Historic Markers Across Alabama



Historic Roxy Theatre



Marker ID: ABT 
Location: 208 North Jackson Avenue, Russellville AL
County: Franklin
Coordinates: N 34° 30.374    W 087° 43.784
  34.50623333    -87.72973333
Waymark: WMAW37
 



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The Roxy Theatre was built in 1949. It has served as the center of entertainment and a landmark for Russellville and Franklin County for many years. It is the only one of its kind in Alabama. As movie theatres around the country fell victim to television and other forms of home entertainment, The Roxy Theatre was closed in 1976. It remained unoccupied until it was donated to the Franklin County Arts and Humanities Council on December 31, 1987. The non-profit/volunteer organization has worked continually for the restoration of The Roxy with the goal of preserving it as an arts and cultural destination for future generations.

Erected 2010 by Alabama Tourism Department and the City of Russellville.







End of Historic Roxy Theatre