Roxy Hotel invites you to its birthday

The Roxy Hotel in Parramatta will celebrate its 10th birthday next week with music, dancing and, of course, cake.

Licensee Ty Higgins said it was a not only a good excuse for a mid-week party, but also the perfect time to reflect on the hotel's history.

"I've always been interested in the venue, from back when it was a theatre to when it first became a hotel," Higgins said.

"It's interesting to look back on all the artists, bands and acts who have performed there over the years."

The 84-year-old venue was originally opened as the Roxy Theatre in 1930 and operated as a cinema until it closed down in the early 2000s, later going to auction and being turned into a hotel in 2004.

"As a hotel, I think the appeal of the venue is so broad with the vintage style, the quality entertainment and the fantastic staff who are real community people," Higgins said.

He also said the hotel had seen many changes over the past decade.

"We've done some big renovations to the nightclub area and have made some other big changes over the past year," he said.

And, if history is anything to go by, there will be more changes to come.

"Reflection shows us what has been and what could be, so we are looking at new things we can do and ways to bring in new crowds and the old regulars, too," he said.

Higgins invited everyone to the birthday celebrations on Wednesday, March 26 to enjoy "great entertainment, good food, dancing, music and giveaways".

"It's a great chance for people to revisit a venue that has been apart of the community for a long time and see what it has become," he said.

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