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What’s going on at the Roxy?

It’s been almost 30 years since the Roxy has had real theatre seats. The long overdue theatre seats are now becoming a reality.

Beginning in October, people will be able to sit and relax in new theatre seats as they enjoy the concerts and shows at the historic Roxy.

The Franklin County Arts & Humanities Council, Inc., recently received a $10,000 grant with the help of Rep. Johnny Mac Morrow. This grant will be used to pay a part of the total cost of $36,000 for the seats and installation. Proceeds from the Ronnie McDowell concerts will be applied toward the seats.

The current chairs that have been used for the past several years will be sold, and those proceeds will also applied toward the balance. Anyone interested in purchasing these chairs may contact any Arts Council member or call 256-332-3270. The chairs sell for $15 each and are in very good condition.

The historic Roxy is an icon for Russellville and Franklin County. Anyone who would like to purchase a seat or a row of seats in memory or honor of someone may do so for $85 per seat. A plaque will be displayed in the lobby of the theatre showing the names of the donor, business, industry or club. Since this is a nonprofit organization, donations will be tax deductible.

The Arts Council is appreciative to the community for the continued support of the Roxy. People may mail their donations to Franklin County Arts & Humanities Council, P. O. Box 384, Russellville, AL 35653 with the following information: name, address, phone number, number of seats, name of honor, in memory or in honor of, business/industry/club name.

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