A look through the Roxy Cafe with a couple of surprises

December 15, 2010

Members of the public had an opportunity last  Friday week to inspect the almost finished restoration of the former Peter’s Cafe, part of the Roxy Theatre complex.

Many people took the opportunity to walk through the cafe, many with memories of evenings spent at Peter’s Cafe.

Members of the three families involved in the ambitious project which saw the theatre open in 1936, and the wider Australian/Greek community, have adopted the Roxy as a “Greek Sacred Site.”

Roxy Cafe open day Member for Northern Tablelands, Richard Torbay, enjoys a lime spider, prepared by, from left, Leeah Daley, Deputy Mayor Catherine Egan, General Manager, Max Eastcott, and Roxy Manager, Sandy McNaughton.
Emmanuel, Peter and James Aroney, grandsons of one of the original partners in the Roxy, have donated $6,000 for the restoration of the original neon Peter’s Cafe sign.