A Bit of History:
Since the early 1900s, the corner of Franklin and First has been the cornerstone of local entertainment. The Lillian, built in 1913, was the first movie theatre in Clarksville. Following a fire in 1914, the Lillian was rebuilt in 1915 and saw thousands of patrons enjoying silent pictures. The theatre went “dark” during the Great Depression, but with the advent of Fort Campbell, the Lillian was renamed the Roxy. Following a second fire in 1945, the Roxy was completely rebuilt and became the new Roxy Theatre. A sleek exterior, featuring a new lighting called neon, beaconed movie-goers from miles around. Opening in 1947, The Roxy entertained Clarksvillians with first-run movies until 1980.
Season 41 Now featuring Steel Magnolias
Aug. 11-26 / Directed by Emily Ruck, STEEL MAGNOLIAS stars Jennifer Workman as Truvy, Chloe LaMar as Annelle, Jama Bowen as Clairee, Kat Scherer as Shelby, Carrie Baker as M’Lynn, and Stacy Turner as Ouiser.
Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is unsure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser (“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years”); an eccentric millionaire with a raging sweet tooth, Miss Clairee; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter Shelby (the prettiest girl in town) is about to marry a “good ol’ boy.”
This beloved play celebrates the strength and resilience of women and is filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, which makes its characters truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.
Make sure you get the best seat in the house when you order your tickets! Although there are no bad seats in our house, you may have your own reasons for choosing the seats you do. Check out our seating chart now, and ask for the seats you want.
Tickets may be reserved online by phone or at the theatre during regular box office hours
Free parking is available on weekends and after 5 pm on weekdays on the street, in a lot adjacent to the building and in two nearby parking garages.