The process of saving the New Roxy is going to be a long venture. We are trying to capture and preserve as much about the theater history as we can, while we help bring the building back to usable condition.
The New Roxy is a former movie theater located in the Historic New World District of Clarksdale Mississippi. Renovation began in 2008 after sitting vacant and deteriorating since the mid 1980’s.
What remains physically is a shell of the former theater…. a sloping concrete floor, masonry stage, distressed yet beautiful brick walls, a gorgeous view of the night sky and a fabulous feeling that can only be understood when you stand inside.
We are currently open only for special events which often feature live music. Come join us as we try to recapture some of the rich history and culture of this once vibrant and important neighborhood in the heart of the Delta.
Who I'd like to meet:
Anyone handy with a hammer, not afraid to get dirty and/or blessed with extra cash you'd like to share.
Any one interested in helping to document oral histories or the restoration process.