Cinema: Roxy's on the Rocks

"The Cathedral of the Motion Picture Art," as Manhattan's $10,000,000 Roxy Theatre used to advertise itself, went into receivership last week. Claimed as chief reason for the theatre's present poverty was the fact that about a year ago Samuel Lionel ("Roxy") Rothafel resigned to head Rockefeller Center's entertainment department. But cinamen know that spectacular Roxy's was unable to make satisfactory profits even when all its 6,000 seats were filled and when Roxy's 118-piece symphony orchestra was a feature.

Mentioned last week as the most likely candidate for new managing director of Roxy's...

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