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#21 Bingo

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 08:10 PM


My big down side for considering anything to do with the place is the quality of the building. It has always struck me as being pretty low quality construction.


Those old steel corrurgated roof Quonset houses were cheap war surplus buildings. You could put one up in a day and they were easy to maintain, but were colder than a .... in the winter.

#22 amor de cosmos

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 08:16 PM

edit: never mind :P

#23 yodsaker

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 08:44 AM

Those old steel corrurgated roof Quonset houses were cheap war surplus buildings. You could put one up in a day and they were easy to maintain, but were colder than a .... in the winter.


colder than a hooker's heart?

#24 pseudotsuga

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 02:51 PM

the recent exterior renos are a nice touch, but I agree the place has lost a lot of its charm lately.
The audio in particular is horrible.

#25 martini

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 04:10 PM

Why not drink right in the seats? The Royal Theatre now is licensed to have 1400 people drinking in their seats, why not at the Roxy? Although I'm not sure if there isn't something right in the liquor rules prohibiting it in movie theatres...

Why is my spell check tingling? Is it theatre in Canada, theater in the US?

When did this take effect?

#26 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 04:25 PM

When did this take effect?


About a year ago. Not saying that they have allowed 1434 drinks in the seating yet, but they now have the license to do just that.

Read: http://docs.google.c...lpo_NFWDdnW_evg

The cabaret and bar owners association actually endorsed this increase in the number of licensed seats because it would mean that whatever regulations or conditions the City imposed on the bars, they would also impose on themselves, now that they have the three largest (person-capacity) licenses in the entire city (Save On Foods centre, Royal Athletic Park).
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#27 martini

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 04:38 PM

About a year ago. Not saying that they have allowed 1434 drinks in the seating yet, but they now have the license to do just that.

Read: http://docs.google.c...lpo_NFWDdnW_evg

The cabaret and bar owners association actually endorsed this increase in the number of licensed seats because it would mean that whatever regulations or conditions the City imposed on the bars, they would also impose on themselves, now that they have the three largest (person-capacity) licenses in the entire city (Save On Foods centre, Royal Athletic Park).

Interesting. I've been to quite a few shows at the Royal and alcohol was not allowed. Just water. Maybe it depends what it is.
Anyways I was curious.
Not meaning go off topic here.

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 07:26 PM

colder than a hooker's heart?


Colder than a well digger's knee......

....or a witch's tit.

#29 G-Man

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 08:37 PM

Portland has a couple of movie theatre's where you can drink while you watch.

Bernard - most newspapers in Canada use Canadian english and have for years. Did a site specific search on times colonist for theatre and pulled up 600k links.

#30 yodsaker

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 09:04 PM

Colder than a well digger's knee......

....or a witch's tit.


...in a brass brassiere, we used to say back in Quebec in February.

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 09:17 PM

...in a brass brassiere, we used to say back in Quebec in February.


Funny...I won't forget that. :P

#32 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 05:36 AM

Battle of independents

Landmark movie house is up for sale and faces an uncertain future

By Michael D. Reid, Times Colonist July 30, 2010 3:05 AM


Read more: http://www.timescolo...l#ixzz0vAkOwlrO

DFH real estate agent Kevin Sing said most inquires he's received about the Roxy have been from investors who want to be in pictures.

"The smart guy keeps the theatre," he said. "He keeps the street-level facade, puts the screen underground and builds residential on top."


Really? Then why would he chose this location? To get some cheap seating? I think under that logic, then everyone would build a theatre under their residential everywhere. I don't see that happening.
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#33 G-Man

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 06:00 AM

^ But that would be awesome if they did that.

#34 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:31 AM

This morning council will likely approve the Roxy liquor license application go forward to public hearing.

The application asks for 5pm-12mindight Su-Th and 5pm to 1am Fri/Sat liquor service.

During liquor service hours, it'll be a 19+ venue. If they want to do an all-ages show, they will have to close liquor sales to all.

Liquor sales will also be limited to the hours of, and one hour each side of a showing.

The license is for lobby and theatre seating, 447 persons.

Police, bylaws and general staff have no objections.
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#35 Sparky

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:40 AM

Nice work VHF.

I have had some business dealings with the fellow that bought it from "what's his name" :)

He seems like a regular guy.

He must have some stamina.....I wish him well.

#36 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:45 AM

Nice work VHF.

I have had some business dealings with the fellow that bought it from "what's his name" :)

He seems like a regular guy.


Yes, I know him too, we have done a bit of work together. He is just a regular guy, for sure. Mike Sharpe.
<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" <strong>- zoomer, April 17, 2018</strong></span></em></span>

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:54 AM

I used to walk to that theater when I was a smoothed skinned boy.

We should all support Mike and his endeavors if only to preserve a memory.

I would dislike paying the taxes on that property let alone the myriad of capital costs.

They used to have "love seats" in the back row......anybody been there lately?

#38 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 01:16 AM

We should all support Mike and his endeavors if only to preserve a memory.


I guess everyone will have an opportunity in a couple months, at the public hearing.
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#39 Holden West

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 06:36 AM

Here's more on the new law, including a quote from Mike:

SIT BACK AND ENJOY THE SHOW | | MLA Ida ChongMLA Ida Chong
"Beaver, ahoy!""The bridge is like a magnet, attracting both pedestrians and over 30,000 vehicles daily who enjoy the views of Victoria's harbour. The skyline may change, but "Big Blue" as some call it, will always be there."
-City of Victoria website, 2009

#40 D.L.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 07:25 AM

This is a great change. Hopefully the Roxy benefits from this.

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