Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | October 9, 2013

Artifact of the Week – Port Theatre Cornwall, Roxy Theatre Cornwall

roxyThe 775 seat Roxy Theatre located on Montreal Road, Cornwall opened in 1941 as one of the town’s few Art Deco buildings.  It was one of the original 15 theatres constructed by Philip Fingold   By the late 1980s only the Cornwall and Midland theatres remained.roxy2

roxy-3In 1942 the Roxy featured “Nice Girl” with Deanna Durbin, “Honky Tonk” with Clark Gable and Lana Turner, and “Smiling Thru with Jeanette MacDonald to name just  few of the movies shown.

royx4This photograph and the one below are from the Archives of Ontario.  The rest of the images are from the collection of the Cornwall Community Museum.


roxy6The Roxy became the Port in 1966.  It is still open.

The Roxy/Port is only one of more than 100 old Cornwall structures featured in our upcoming book the CORNWALL SCRAPBOOK, due to be published on October 26th, in Cornwall.  The book will sell or $25 and will be available at the museum.  It can be ordered by mail or email for an extra $5 to cover postage.

Images ©Cornwall Community Museum


  1. […] Designated sites in Gladstone include the former Roxy (now Port) Theatre at 132 Montreal Road, the former Nativity School at 146 Chevrier Avenue, […]

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