On May 29, 1941, the Roxy Theatre in Bremerton opens for business. The “art moderne”-style house was designed by architect Bjarne Moe and owned by Benjamin F. Shearer. All told, the Roxy seated approximately 900 patrons.
Unique to Bremerton’s Roxy was a giant photomural that still graces the interior of the building, spotlighting the work of famed local photographer Asahel Curtis. One of the largest photomurals in the Pacific Northwest when it was installed, the scene depicts the city of Bremerton during the visit of Theodore Roosevelt’s Great White Fleet in 1908.
Although no longer giving regular motion picture screenings, today (2003) the Roxy is owned by the Calvary Chapel in Bremerton, which uses the venue for Christian concerts, films, and other types of public gatherings. Part of the house has also been renovated into Solomon’s Porch Coffee House and Espresso Bar.