The Roxy Theater Northampton PA – History and Vintage Sign Video Bonus

Northampton, PA

    • wendyvee
      November 1, 2010 at 6:43 pm

      I love that he’s sporting a tux!! 🙂

      • Mod Betty / RetroRoadmap.com
        November 1, 2010 at 9:32 pm

        I know, me too! He actually said he usually wears the regular usher type uniform on the weekdays, but for the weekends he puts on the tux. A Class Act for sure!

    • Karen Colizzi Noonan
      November 7, 2010 at 10:48 pm

      As the President of Theatre Historical Society of America (www.historictheatres.org) I thank you for bringing the Roxy Theater to the attention of your readers! Richard Wolf has served as a past director of our organization and also has been a gracious host when our annual summer Conclave was traveled to Pennsylvania. There is no detail or courtesy too small at the Roxy. Richard and his staff are top notch professionals every time the door opens for patrons. The Roxy is easily one of the best run small theaters in America! BRAVO!!

      • Mod Betty / RetroRoadmap.com
        November 8, 2010 at 9:52 pm

        Karen – thanks so much for sharing the link to my post with your readers/members. I’m so happy to learn that there are other folks like me out there who love old theatres!

    • anne peters
      February 6, 2012 at 5:10 am

      Holly. I wonder of those two were considering a bank in town on Main to rob ? I guess I’ll never know. I’m certainly not writing a letter to Appel in prison. Hope you enjoyed my stories.

      • anne peters
        February 6, 2012 at 5:17 am

        two sighting near ROXY , 1970 and 1986, I believe I gave directions to Billy Joel as I crossed 329 walking home from work and also , walking to work 1986, saw Martin Appel and Stanley Hertzog walking on Main past Theatre and Laufiks. would love to know if the robbers purused Main St. that 8 a.m.,before they went out of town and committed robbery and murder. Also, if Billy Joel ever asked for Directions to the ROXY, my thoughts, EVERYONE knows where the ROXY is, he must not be from around here. Also, at the time of seeing Appel, no one puruses Main st when stores and theatre closed and he resembled Buddy Holly and that’s how I remember seeing him.

    • John Sinkowski
      May 29, 2014 at 11:12 pm

      I grew up in Northampton and saw some great stuff here as a kid. Saw the Hooters play here in early 80s prior to their breakout album. Saw lots of live bands through out the years. Maybe mod Betty’s husband can play here 🙂
      Know Rich personally and used to run spot lights for live acts though the 90s and 2000s

    • Mod Betty / RetroRoadmap.com
      June 2, 2014 at 9:11 am

      John – what a cool backstory – Retro Roadhusband is pals with the Hooters – I’ll have to ask them about it next time we see them!

    • Ed Emig
      July 20, 2014 at 2:10 pm

      The Roxy is a real treasure. I saw a lot of concerts and shows there during the days when one of the local radio stations hosted frequent concerts by the up and coming performers of the day. I was at the Billy Joel concert you mentioned. Also superb shows by Caravan, Al Stewart, Roy Buchanan, Strawbs, The National Lampoon Radio Show (with Chevy Chase, John Belushi, Bill Murray, Richard Belzer, and Gilda Radner), and many others. I’m really glad to see that it’s still going strong.

    • victoria hallerman
      March 17, 2015 at 6:27 pm

      As someone who is promoting a book–and a blog– about going broke running a movie palace, I applaud Retro Roadmap for this tour of a pristine operational single-screen movie theater with a working marquee that still has changeable letters. What a find!
      Catch my act, BTW, at http://www.startswednesdays.com

    • John Sinkowski
      October 15, 2018 at 10:15 pm

      I grew up in Northampton and saw some great stuff here as a kid. Saw the Hooters play here in early 80s prior to their breakout album. Saw lots of live bands through out the years. Maybe mod Betty’s husband can play here 🙂
      Know Rich personally and used to run spot lights for live acts though the 90s and 2000s

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