Mr. Garnet Hogarth had this building constructed in 1935 to house his new movie theatre. As described in The Kingsville Reporter: “Roxy Theatre, which has been under construction here
for some weeks, had its opening on Monday evening last [October 21st, 1935]. The theatre is modern in all its appointments, and will seat 500 people. It is air-cooled for summer, with forced heat and ventilation for winter; luxurious upholstered leather seats; 100 per cent fireproof; sound equipment, Northern Electric wide range, one of the latest developments in picture-sound science; pictures to be shown will be secured from the largest and best major picture producers. [. . .] The uniformed ushers in the theatre are Robert Tingle and Warren Layman, and the lady at the wicket is Mrs. Hogarth. Mr. Hogarth is his own projectionist.”
NEW THEATRE FOR KINGSVILLE
Mr. Garnett W. Hogarth, of Windsor, this week closed a deal with the owners of the dwelling and land just south of the Phillips’ meat market on Division Street, for theatre purposes. The buildings will be removed from the property and a modern theatre building erected, with an auditorium that will seat 500 people. It will be 45 by 120 feet, and modern in all respects; in fact, Mr. Hogarth says there are only five in Canada that will be equal to it. The buildings now on the property, will be removed, and the erection of the theatre started at once.
Mr. Hogarth is a theatrical man of several years’ experience.
The Kingsville Reporter, July 4, 1935 p.1
ADULTS 27c., Tax Included
FRI.-SAT., JUNE 19TH-20TH
BORIS KARLOFF in The Walking Dead
Hop-A-Long Cassidy’s “Three on a Trail”
Leamington Post, June 18, 1936 p.2
Now Under the New Management of
JAN MALOTT – MICHAEL LALONDE
The Kingsville Reporter, December 6, 1974 p.10
FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE
DOWN TOWN KINGSVILLE
FORMER ROXY THEATRE BUILDING
The Kingsville Reporter, July 14, 1976 p.6
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