Savoy / Roxy Theatre


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625 William Street, Buffalo, NY 14206
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Physical Description

A 1,500 seat theater with decorative White Italian marble

Current Condition



  • Former site of the the Penny Arcade, which had been run by Joseph C. Schuchert (later founded film-distribution trust General Film Company).
  • 1909 - The Co-Operative Amusement Company spent between $50,000 and $65,000 to have this "fireproof" movie theatre built.
    • Designed by Henry L. Spann.
  • 1927 - The management purchased a Link organ to accompany silent movies
  • The Savoy was later renamed the Roxie, and later still the Roxy.
  • Early 1990s - Possibly as result of a fire in the late '80s, much of the side brickwork was replaced with cinder blocks.
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Added 2013-03-27 • Last changed 2014-10-16