These pictures, and the
accompanying text, appeared on a full page of the Forsyth Independent
the week after our Grand Opening in May, 1983. The article was
written by Brad Matteson.
The Friday night Grand Opening
at the Roxy Theatre was a "night to remember" for the
owners, Mike Blakesley and Tom Clifford. Well over 100 people
attended the affair that included champagne, wine, beer, a buffet
table and the newest product for the avid moviegoer, Nachos.
The interior of the Roxy was
impressive to say the least as the new decorative wall drapes
and lighting, plus lighted runners down the aisles added to the
The movie, "Tootsie,"
couldn't have been a better opening for the grand old establishment.
That is, unless E. T. could have landed and enjoyed the comfortable
seats along with the rest of the patrons. Blakesley and Clifford
were decked out in their Sunday best and did a good job of hosting
Friday night. Jack Clifford will be endeared in the hearts of
many for keeping a smile on his face and everybody else's by
keeping their glasses full during the occasion.
The Forsyth Independent would
like to extend its congratulations to the new generation of owners,
Mike Blakesley and Tom Clifford, on a job well done and wish
them the best of luck in the future and with their partnership.
A casual atmosphere and plenty to eat and drink marked the grand
opening of the Roxy Theatre Friday night.