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Save the Roxy Theater

Save the Roxy Theater Save the Roxy is a grassroots movement dedicated to preserving the memories, heritage, stories, and The Roxy district once was a thriving neighborhood business district and it is time to bring the Roxy District back to life.

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Nashville Design Week is having a closing block party on Wilburn Street on Thursday 11/15! Come check it out!! There wil...
11/14/2018
Nashville Design Week Closing Block Party

Nashville Design Week is having a closing block party on Wilburn Street on Thursday 11/15! Come check it out!! There will be a design market by Porter Flea, food trucks, speciality drinks, and businesses along Wilburn Street will have open doors. More details at the event website.

Let’s close out the inaugural Nashville Design Week with a bang! Head to Wilburn Street to experience a culmination of Nashville Design, featuring: A Design Market brought to you by Porter Flea featuring food from Red Headed Stranger Sparkle City Disco spinning tunes all night long Curated lightin...

01/27/2017

Are you needing a space to lease? The Morris Jacobs Building at 307 Wilburn Street in McFerrin Park has a 3805 sq ft space still available for lease. This historic brick building was recently restored and is ready to be utilized in this vibrant community. If you would like more information or are interested, please contact Robert Solomon (615-364-4861) and mention you saw this post.

A small news piece about a potential pub in the Morris Jacobs Building located behind the Roxy theater. We don't have an...
12/29/2016
Pub eyed for east side’s McFerrin Park | Nashville Post

A small news piece about a potential pub in the Morris Jacobs Building located behind the Roxy theater. We don't have any additional information at this time, but lets hope this plan is completed!

Historic building in changing district could see craft beer-focused restaurant open in May

Hey everyone! Just a quick update on the Morris Jacobs Building. The first tenant to sign a lease is celebrity photograp...
05/09/2016
Joseph Llanes Photography

Hey everyone! Just a quick update on the Morris Jacobs Building. The first tenant to sign a lease is celebrity photographer Joseph Llanes. You can take a look at his work at the link below. Stay tuned for the announcement on the other space. We should know more over the course of the next few weeks!

Advertising, Editorial, Music Photographer.

We are incredibly happy to be able to tell everyone that last night at the Metro Historical Commission, The Morris Jacob...
05/05/2016

We are incredibly happy to be able to tell everyone that last night at the Metro Historical Commission, The Morris Jacobs Building won a preservation award in the commercial category! A huge thank you to Hartert-Russell for serving as the restoration contractor, and to Robert Solomon for his commitment to restoring this important historic former department store. Oh and did we mention that the first tenant for the building has signed a lease? How exciting is that!? Stay tuned and we will announce the tenant very soon!

Work is complete on the restoration of the historic Morris Jacobs Building. The 6,000 sq. ft. commercial building looks ...
02/22/2016

Work is complete on the restoration of the historic Morris Jacobs Building. The 6,000 sq. ft. commercial building looks much like it did when it was built circa 1941. Go by and check it out on your way to Wilburn St. Tavern across the street. And help Save the Roxy spread the word that there is still space available for lease!

This newspaper clip published in The Tennessean on September 13, 1914 was found at the State Archives. This is a picture...
03/20/2015

This newspaper clip published in The Tennessean on September 13, 1914 was found at the State Archives. This is a picture of the original building on the site where the Roxy Theater now stands! Also notice the trolley car electric lines overhead. Crescent Amusements purchased the "moving pictures" building in 1936, added a balcony during a renovation in 1937, and opened the Roxy Theater in the summer of 1937.

02/06/2015
A Thousand Horses - Smoke

Did you see the new music video Smoke by A Thousand Horses? Does the location look familiar? Yep, that is the Roxy District with a big spot light on the Wilburn Street Tavern!

Music video by A Thousand Horses performing Smoke. (C) 2015 Republic Records, a Division of UMG Recordings Republic Records (Republic Nashville)

A quick update: The renovations on the Morris Jacob Building are still underway, but the building is starting to look am...
02/05/2015

A quick update: The renovations on the Morris Jacob Building are still underway, but the building is starting to look amazing! The expected completion is March, which is right around the corner. The Morris Jacob Building will have 2 spaces available for lease (4500 sq ft and 1500 sq ft). There are prospective tenants, but currently the space is still available for lease. If you are interested, please contact us as [email protected].

01/01/2015

Happy New Year!! We can't wait for all the exciting things to come this year!

Thanks for your ideas for the type of restaurant you would like to see in the Roxy District! Now help us make this a rea...
12/04/2014

Thanks for your ideas for the type of restaurant you would like to see in the Roxy District! Now help us make this a reality by spreading the word and even tagging local restaurants in the comments below!

The owners of the historic A&P Building have begun preparing the property to be re-purposed as a restaurant. During the Roxy Revival, the front part of the building was used as a coffee shop (Taproots Coffee) and the strong community support that day demonstrated the building's viability to support a new business/restaurant. So lets spread the word that our community is ready for businesses in the Roxy District! Check out the image, which shows the old A&P building and the A&P building as Taproots Coffee in 2013.

Refer any interested businesses to us by sending a message to the page or send an email to [email protected].

11/27/2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

11/26/2014

The 4,000 sq. ft. commercial space in the Morris Jacobs Building within the Roxy District may soon be available to a restaurant tenant. Let us know what type of restaurant you would like to see in that space!

11/25/2014

Save the Roxy is pleased to announce a new coffee shop coming to the Roxy District!! A verbal agreement has been made with the owner of the Roxy and Morris Jacobs Building to lease the smaller of the two storefronts in the Morris Jacobs Building. Stay tuned for more details!!

This announcement comes approximately one year following the Roxy Revival festival, which demonstrated the neighborhood's desire for a coffee shop. Thanks for everyone's support and lets support this coffee shop that we have all been wanting!

ONE WEEK UNTIL HALLOWEEN!! Get your tickets now for our one night only Haunted Screening Event here at the Roxy. Tickets...
10/24/2014

ONE WEEK UNTIL HALLOWEEN!! Get your tickets now for our one night only Haunted Screening Event here at the Roxy. Tickets include cocktails, food, screening of Super 8 horror film, and Haunted House Experience. Click below to reserve your spot. You don't wanna miss it!

https://www.facebook.com/events/682324171875781/

10/22/2014
Maskerade Teaser

Check out the teaser for Maskerade and join us for the premiere screening event Halloween night at the Roxy!

Teaser for short film "Maskerade:" A short horror/psychological-thriller film shot completely on Super 8 film. It was written and directed by Haven Nutt, and...

Save the Roxy and local filmmaker Haven Nutt invites you to an exclusive Halloween Night of Fright at the Roxy. The even...
10/20/2014

Save the Roxy and local filmmaker Haven Nutt invites you to an exclusive Halloween Night of Fright at the Roxy. The event includes hors d'oeuvres, screening of Maskerade, and a terrifying live reenactment of the film through behind-the-scenes spaces in the theater. Tickets are $20 per person and space is extremely limited. Contact [email protected] or 662-202-5700 for tickets.
https://www.facebook.com/maskeradefilm

10/03/2014

The weather looks like it will be good for the movie tonight, so the movie will stay playing at 7:30 tonight. See you tonight. :)

Tonight we will be airing Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) outside beside the Roxy at 7:30! (Since rain is a potent...
10/03/2014

Tonight we will be airing Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) outside beside the Roxy at 7:30! (Since rain is a potential, a status update will be made around 4:00 to confirm the viewing status of the movie) The Mommy UP Cafe food truck will be present with menu options including curly fries, hot dogs, chicken wings, and hamburgers. Hope to see you there!

The first 50 people will receive a "save the Roxy" Bumper sticker (pictured) since we reached 1000 likes. There will also be free candy for the first 50 (or more) people to get us all in the mood for Halloween.

Also, adults can receive a coupon for half price beer at Wilburn Street Tavern for after the movie on Friday night.

10/03/2014

Wow! We have reached 1000 likes!!! Thanks to everyone that has shared our posts, invited friends, and liked our page. Lets continue to spread the word about this historic theater to continue a push towards restoration!

10/01/2014

Another update about the movie night Friday... Adults (21+ years old) will receive a coupon for half price drinks at Wilburn Street Tavern for after the movie on Friday night! Great reason to come to a movie and a great reason to support a local business right across the street from the Roxy!

09/30/2014

At the outdoor movie this Friday, the Mommy UP Cafe Food truck (ran by an entrepreneur from McFerrin Park) will be serving the following:
Curly fries
Hot dogs
Chicken wings
Hamburgers

Also, don't forget to share this page or post so we can reach 1000 likes. We have "Save the Roxy" bumper stickers to hand out for free to the first 50 people if we reach 1000 likes!

Movie details: Invasion of the Body Snatchers at 7:30 on Friday Oct 3rd at the Roxy.

One more outdoor movie before winter gets here!! Get your fright on in advance of this Halloween season with Invasion of...
09/26/2014

One more outdoor movie before winter gets here!! Get your fright on in advance of this Halloween season with Invasion of the Body Snatchers at the Roxy at 7:30 pm on Friday October 3, 2014.

Also, have you noticed that we are almost to 1000 likes?!? Spread the word about the page and upcoming movie to help us reach 1000 likes!! If we reach 1000 likes by next Friday, the first 50 people attending the movie will receive free candy and a free Save the Roxy bumper sticker.

Have you seen the Morris Jacobs Building lately? Here is a quick update and picture.The contractors have removed the fac...
09/25/2014

Have you seen the Morris Jacobs Building lately? Here is a quick update and picture.

The contractors have removed the facade brick-by-brick to repair a structural beam, but the facade will be returned to its original condition with the same bricks. The restoration project should be complete by the second week in November.

Several prospective tenants have shown interest in renting the spaces, so we hope a public announcement will be possible in the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned.

08/19/2014

Interesting historical tidbit: The building now known as the former Roxy Theater once housed a "moving pictures" business. According to historic maps and City Directories, from 1915 until at least 1917, the Imperial Theater was located in the building that would later become the Roxy Theater. Maps also show a movie theater operating in the 1910s 2 blocks away from the Imperial at the corner of Grace & Meridian (near what is now the tennis courts).

Show your support for re-establishing movies at this historic theater building 100 years later by joining us on September 5 for an outdoor movie at 827 Meridian St.

Save the Roxy is pleased to announce that the renovation of the Morris Jacobs Building in the Roxy District will be comp...
08/05/2014

Save the Roxy is pleased to announce that the renovation of the Morris Jacobs Building in the Roxy District will be completed exactly 1 year after the Roxy Revival Festival. The former home of Morris Jacobs Dry Goods and Red Cross Pharmacy has been empty for over 20 years. During that time, the building’s walls were beginning to bulge, a large hole in the roof was funneling water inside the building, and trees were growing up and out from the building’s earthen floor.
The Roxy Revival Festival last November demonstrated the potential for the building by activating it with 2 pop-up retailers and setting up a patio area in the space outside. Thanks to all who came out to the festival demonstrating your support for a revitalized Roxy District. Thanks to all of the vendors and entertainers that participated in the festival to make it the success! Stay tuned for further developments.

08/01/2014

Join us at the Roxy Theater for an outdoor showing of Sandlot! Movie starts at dusk (around 7:30). Bring your family or a friend to the movie. Also, there are school supplies that we will distribute to the first 50 children at the movie!

Time for another movie at the Roxy!! This Friday, August 1st at dusk (7:30) we will be showing the movie with the most v...
07/29/2014

Time for another movie at the Roxy!! This Friday, August 1st at dusk (7:30) we will be showing the movie with the most votes in the comments below. The movie choices are...

Sandlot
How to Train Your Dragon
Turbo

Also, since the start of the school year is right around the corner.... we have 50 bags of school supplies to give away to the first 50 students. Thanks to the Salvation Army for the school supply donation! Spread the word about the movie and school supplies to your neighbors.

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827 Meridian St
East Nashville, TN
37207

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