The Roxy Theatre
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- The Roxy TheatreMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 12Jun 24, 2013
I actually had a pretty good time at the Roxy.
I liked the layout of the venue. More seating available than I thought there would be.
It wasn't too packed when we got there so we got to stand right in front of the stage.
The parking here is expensive ($15) so I recommend finding street parking. I don't remember if there was age limit.
- The Roxy TheatreFirst to ReviewMay 31, 2013
The Roxy was opened on September 23, 1973, by Elmer Valentine and Lou Adler, along with original partners David Geffen, Elliot Roberts and Peter Asher. Neil Young and his band The Santa Monica Flyers played the Roxy for the first week it was open. Only three months later, the original Genesis lineup with Peter Gabriel played several consecutive days at the Roxy, a run that many consider to be amongst their finest performances. Paul Reubens, then a struggling comedian, introduced his Pee-wee Herman character in a raunchy revue here in 1981 that included other aspiring comics including Phil Hartman and Elayne Boosler. The small On The Rox bar above the club has hosted a wide variety of debauchery in its history. The bar was a regular hangout for John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, Alice Cooper and Keith Moon during Lennon’s “lost weekend” in 1973-74 and hosted parties arranged by Heidi Fleiss in the 1980s. The club is now operated by Lou Adler’s son Nic, and is still a great venue to catch a show.