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By Brad Matteson, from the Forsyth Independent, May 5, 1980

The culmination is here. The Roxy Theatre has reached its final moments of remodeling that has been carefully planned out and executed by the new generation of owners, Mike Blakesley and Tom Clifford.

After the movie "Heart like a Wheel," depicting the life of drag racing's first lady, Shirley "Cha Cha" Muldowney, was seen and ended May 1, the partners shut the doors for a week and finished what was left to be done on the theatre. The final touches included drapes on the walls, and new seating.

The drapes are referred to as "Soundfold Wall Covering," used by most major city theatres to decrease sound distortion, plus add a touch of class. The current seating was beginning to show its years as patchwork and repairs were beginning to take their toll on the vinyl seats. The new cloth seats will be fewer in number, more comfortable and provide the most important feature, leg room, to the average moviegoer.

Reportedly, over $62,000 has been put into the remodeling blitz that started in May in 1979 with the painting of the exterior of the building and then moved to the interior complexion of the 54 year old structure.

The list of accomplishments that have been done to the Roxy include new carpeting, added in June 1979; automated projection system, added in January 1980; refurbished concession stand, finished September 1980; installation of a new screen, July 1981; new anamorphic lens, October 1981; and the expansion of the lobby, completed December 1981.