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Roxy Cinema

Glasgow City Archives, City Assessor's Department

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Roxy Cinema

Named after Roxy in New York, the largest cinema in the world, the Roxy in Maryhill could seat over 2,000 patrons. Although the cinema (designed by Lennox & McMath) lacked some of the splendour of other suburban cinemas it proved popular with local audiences from its opening in 1935.

The nearby Maryhill Barracks provided a ready source of custom and talent contests enlivened the proceedings on Thursdays. The Roxy closed and was demolished in 1962.

Reference: Glasgow City Archives, D-CA 8/1995

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries and Archives

Keywords:
cinemas, films, Lennox & McMath, Maryhill Barracks, Roxy



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