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Roxy Theatre 75th Anniversary & Peters Cafe official reopening

Thank you to Greg Punch of Newtown Flicks for sharing his great movie of The Roxy Theatre's 75th Anniversary and the official reopening of Peters Cafe.  Enjoy the footage which captures the essence of the week's frivolities.

The News items below paint a picture of the excitement generated in Bingara and beyond, before, during and after the event.  Click on the links to read the full news article.

The Roxy Cafe through the eyes of a daughter (29-Jun-11) [Read more...]
The following story was contributed to the Bingara Advocate by Ellen Holley (nee, Vangis), the daughter of Harry Vangis, who bought the Roxy cafe in 1995.

Roxy receives funding from the NSW Heritage Grant (17-Jun-11) [Read more...]
The NSW Heritage Grant funding for three Northern Tablelands projects has been welcomed by the Member for Northern Tablelands Richard Torbay and Bingara’s Roxy Café is at the top of the list. The Roxy Café will receive $30,000 to conserve the 1930s etched glass façade.

Wide response to Landline screening (17-May-11) [Read more...]
About 80 people, including some visitors to Bingara, watched the television program, Landline, on the big screen at the Roxy on Sunday, May 7.  The Landline crew visited Bingara to film the 75th Anniversary of the Roxy’s opening, and the story about the Roxy was featured in Sunday’s episode. 

ABC’s Landline featured Roxy Celebrations (10-May-11) [Read more...]
The celebrations of the 75th Anniversary of The Roxy held on the weekend of the 9th April have been hailed as a triumph. They have well and truly demonstrated what a small rural community that believes in its future is able to achieve.

Happy 75th Birthday Roxy (16-Apr-11) [Read more...]
In what will go down in history as one of The Roxy’s finest moments, the 75th anniversary of Roxy Cafe came alive with a grand Greek celebration on Bingara’s very own main street.

Happy 75th birthday, Roxy (8-Apr-11) [Read more...]
When The Roxy first opened to the public on Saturday March 28, 1936, the Bingara Advocate reported that “no event in the history of Bingara had caused more interest or excitement.” The paper provided a vivid description of the opening night horde “storming the streets” and noted that “long before opening time, it was impossible to wind one’s way through the crowd in front of the main entrance.”

Funding secured to restore the Roxy Cafe’s etched windows (30-Mar-11) [Read more...]
The Gwydir Shire Council has been successful in securing a significant grant to undertake the conservation of the etched glass that adorns the facade of The Roxy Café.

Plate fit for a Prime Minister now at home at the Roxy (14-Mar-11) [Read more...]
The Loukassis family, owners of the Niagara Café in Gundagai, have kindly donated a plate this week to the Roxy Café. The plate is an original piece of crockery from the Niagara, which was established in 1916.

OFFICIAL LAUNCH ROXY CAFÉ & MUSEUM (3-Mar-11) [Read more...]

Roxy Cafe opening a weekend of celebrations (24-Feb-11) [Read more...]
Roxy Cafe opening a weekend of celebrations When The Roxy opened its doors for the first time in 1936, The Bingara Advocate reported that “probably no event in the history of Bingara has caused more interest and excitement.” 

Trust donates $25,000 to Roxy Museum (16-Feb-11) [Read more...]
The Roxy Museum is to receive $25,000 from the Nicholas Anthony Aroney Trust. The Trust was established to help preserve, promote and foster the island of Kythera, as well as Kytherian and Greek heritage, culture, ethos, and history.

Roxy Cafe official opening & 75th Anniversary Celebrations (6-Jan-11) [Read more...]
The official opening ceremony to launch the fully restored Greek cafe and the new 'Museum of Greek settlement in Country Australia (New South Wales and Queensland)' will take place on the weekend of the 9th and 10th April 2011.

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