Watch the Roxy 75th Celebration on Landline

The official opening ceremony to launch the fully restored Greek cafe and the new ‘Museum of Greek settlement in Country Australia (New South Wales and Queensland)’ took place on the weekend of the 9th and 10th April 2011. Festivities included an outdoor dinner dance at the Roxy Theatre to celebrate its 75th anniversary, as well as a screening of the 1936 opening feature ‘Roberta’, a toe-tapping hit of those days starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, with Irene Dunn. The celebrations were a great success seeing 400 guests seated for the outdoor dinner dance held in the streets of Bingara. The whole weekend was filmed by ABC’s Landline.  Click on this link to view the Roxy on Landline

 

 A bit about The Roxy

The Roxy Theatre The magnificent Roxy Theatre, situated in the main street of Bingara, is a striking building, with a history as colourful as its painted exterior. Built in 1936 by three Greeks, it operated as a cinema until 1958, after which it was closed and lay dormant and untouched for forty years.

In May 2004, The Roxy was faithfully restored to its original splendor and was re-opened to the public. The theatre embraces some of the most striking original art deco architecture in New South Wales and it still contains the original fixtures and fittings, including the ornate stucco plaster, paintwork and coloured lights from 1936.

Today The Roxy functions as both a multi purpose cinema and regional centre for the performing arts, with The North West Theatre Company taking residence there. The quality and standard of the performances and events, make any visit worth while.

The Roxy also has the capacity to act as a function centre for a wide variety of activities and events, ranging from birthdays and weddings to regional conferences and seminars. It is able to cater for groups ranging from 20 to 400 and is able to provide audio visual and data projection equipment. Seeing the Roxy in its full theatrical splendor is unforgettable. With dazzling theatrical performances and musical recitals you could be forgiven for thinking you are putting on the Ritz…at The Roxy!

 

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