Island Roxy

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Island Theatre formerly the Island Roxy
Island Roxy Front 01.jpg
Island Theatre
General information
Architectural style Art Deco[1]
Town or city 4074 Main Street
Chincoteague, Virginia
Country United States
Completed 1945[2]
Technical details
Size 352 seats[1]

The Island Theatre is a historic U.S. building located at 4074 Main Street, Chincoteague, Virginia. It still serves as an operational movie theater.

Misty of Chincoteague[edit]

In 1960, 20th Century Fox filmed the movie Misty on location at Chincoteague. When the movie opened in 1961, the star of the film, a Chincoteague Pony named Misty of Chincoteague marched down the aisles of the theater before the showing.[1] The town memorialized Misty by encasing her hoofprints in concrete in front of the theatre.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce. "Information: Island Roxy Theatre, Chincoteague, Virginia", Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce website. Retrieved on November 23, 2008.
  2. ^ Chincoteague Island Arts Organization. "Information: Island Theatre, Chincoteague, Virginia", Chincoteague Island Arts Organization.

The Island Roxy is now the Island Theatre and has been saved and is being restored by the Chincoteague Island Arts Organization

External links[edit]

  • [1]. Information on the Island Theatre from the Chincoteague Island Arts Organization.
Misty hoofprints encased in concrete in front of the Island Roxy

Coordinates: 37°56′1.8″N 75°22′37.3″W / 37.933833°N 75.377028°W / 37.933833; -75.377028