After over four decades of entertaining audiences with his prop comedy, social commentary and watermelon smashing antics, one of the most famous comedians of our time is hanging up his Sledge-O-Matic.

In celebration of his 70th birthday, Gallagher is bringing master comedians Artie Fletcher and Bob Nelson along for the ride on his national farewell tour … and making Clarksville one of his stops!

For three nights only, GALLAGHER’S “JOKE’S ON YOU” COMEDY TOUR will take up residence at the Roxy Regional Theatre, on February 14, 15 and 16 at 8:00pm.

The most highly rated and highest grossing comedian for almost 15 years, Gallagher has 14 Showtime specials and 3,500 live shows to his name. Historically playing arenas and large concert halls, he is bringing his final tour to smaller venues, allowing more interaction with the audience, to the delight of his loyal fan base. With our intimate 153-seat auditorium, the Roxy Regional Theatre affords a rare opportunity to experience, up-close and personal, what is sure to be an unpredictable evening.

“My new live show is a whirlwind of ad lib spontaneous fun,” Gallagher notes in a message on his Facebook page. “We all are on stage together for the old-time mayhem of the Marx Brothers. Get off your home theater butts and go out! Enjoy being with your neighbors and laughing. Some people say, ‘It’s the best time I ever had.’ How can you miss that?”

One of the entertainment industry’s most talked about “must-see” performers and no stranger to film, television and stand-up comedy, Artie Fletcher has appeared on Law and Order, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Late Show with David Letterman and The Tonight Show. Performing internationally in such diverse locations as England, Canada, Hong Kong and Aruba, Artie has also performed in Las Vegas, Radio City Music Hall and Atlantic City and opened for the likes of Joan Rivers, Regis Philbin, Howie Mandell and Tony Bennett.

A contemporary of Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Leno, Bob Nelson has led a career including multiple appearances on The Merv Griffin Show, The Tonight Show and The Late Show with David Letterman. For eight years, he opened for Rodney Dangerfield and has performed in Las Vegas, at Radio City Music Hall and The Grand Ole Opry, on Broadway and even at the Ford Theater in Washington, D.C., for President Ronald Reagan. Bob’s football routine is a recognized comedy classic, and he is also known for his tale of a farmer and a duck and such memorable characters as the lovable nerd Eppy Epperman, punchy boxer Jiffy Jeff and chicken rancher Wilby Stuckinson.

GALLAGHER’S “JOKE’S ON YOU” COMEDY TOUR is made possible in part through the support of Budweiser of Clarksville, A Hand Family Company.

Tickets are $50 and may be purchased online via the below button, by phone at (931) 645-7699, or at the theatre during regular box office hours (9:00am to 2:00pm, Monday through Friday, and one hour prior to curtain).

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The new year brings a new lineup for the Planters Bank Presents… film series at the Roxy Regional Theatre, kicking off with Disney’s wildly popular, family friendly hit FROZEN on Sunday, January 15, at 2:00pm. Tickets are now available at the Roxy Regional Theatre during regular box office hours.

The Spring 2017 schedule is as follows:

Sunday, January 15 @ 2:00pm

After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel), her sprightly sister Anna (Kristen Bell) teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer named Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the icy spell. Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee co-directed this Walt Disney Animation Studios production based on Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved fairy tale The Snow Queen.

Rating: G
Running time: 108 minutes
Release year: 2013
Director: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee

Sunday, January 22 @ 2:00pm

“Practically Perfect In Every Way” Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews) flies out of the windy London skies and into the home of two mischievous children. With the help of a carefree chimney sweep named Bert (Dick Van Dyke), the spirited nanny turns every chore into a game and every day into a “Jolly Holiday.” Share the music, share the magic and share the joy with this Disney classic based on the books of P.L. Travers.

Rating: G
Running time: 140 minutes
Release year: 1964
Director: Robert Stevenson

Sunday, January 29 @ 2:00pm

Bill Murray is at his wry, wisecracking best in this riotous romantic comedy about a weatherman caught in a personal time warp on the worst day of his life. But the more Phil relives the same day, the more he’s forced to look at other people’s lives, and something unusual happens: he begins to care about others. Andie MacDowell co-stars.

Rating: PG
Running time: 101 minutes
Release year: 1993
Director: Harold Ramis

Sunday, February 5 @ 2:00pm

“Woody,” a drawstring cowboy doll (Tom Hanks), is jealous of new-toy-in-town, spaceman action figure “Buzz Lightyear” (Tim Allen) in this computer-generated fantasy of an eclectic assortment of toys and their comical misadventures. Woody and Buzz must ban together to survive when they find themselves in the outside world in the first ever feature-length computer animated film.

Rating: G
Running time: 81 minutes
Release year: 1995
Director: John Lasseter

Sunday, February 12 @ 2:00pm

Considered by many to be the greatest Hollywood movie ever made, this World War II classic takes place in war-torn Casablanca, Morocco, and tells the tale of a mysterious nightclub owner (Humphrey Bogart) and his old flame (Ingrid Bergman), her husband (Paul Henreid) and other skeletons from his past.

Rating: NR
Running time: 42 minutes
Release year: 1942
Director: Michael Curtiz

Sunday, February 19 @ 2:00pm

This classic epic of the American South based on the novel by Margaret Mitchell tells the story of Scarlett O’Hara (Vivien Leigh), the strong-willed daughter of a Georgia plantation owner, from her romantic pursuit of the married Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard) to her marriage to Rhett Butler (Clark Gable).

Rating: G
Running time: 217 minutes
Release year: 1939
Director: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood

Sunday, February 26 @ 2:00pm

Gene Kelly stars as a Hollywood star of the silent era who finds his career jeopardized when he and his shrill-voiced leading lady must appear in a talkie together. His luck begins to change, however, with the arrival of chorus girl and aspiring actress Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds).

Rating: G
Running time: 103 minutes
Release year: 1952
Director: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly

Sunday, March 5 @ 2:00pm

The future of civilization rests in the fate of the One Ring, which has been lost for centuries. Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood), a meek Hobbit from the Shire, and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful ring and save Middle Earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.

Rating: PG-13
Running time: 178 minutes
Release year: 2001
Director: Peter Jackson

Sunday, March 12 @ 2:00pm

Join brave, independent Belle on the adventure of a lifetime as she sets out to rescue her father and finds herself in the enchanted castle of a mysterious beast. Enjoy this timeless tale overflowing with unforgettable characters and Academy Award-winning music!

Rating: G
Running time: 85 minutes
Release year: 1991
Director: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise

Sunday, March 19 @ 2:00pm

Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance. Orson Welles first feature film, this ground-breaking drama, loosely based on the life of William Randolph Hearst, is frequently cited as the finest American film ever made.

Rating: PG
Running time: 119 minutes
Release year: 1941
Director: Orson Welles

Sunday, March 26 @ 2:00pm

Take an unforgettable, uniquely magical, musical journey through the deliciously delightful, whimsically wonderful world of eccentric candy man Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder) in a land of chocolate waterfalls, giant lollipops, edible flowers and, of course, Oompa Loompas.

Rating: G
Running time: 98 minutes
Release year: 1971
Director: Mel Stuart

Sunday, April 2 @ 2:00pm

Fred Astaire stars as a rising Broadway star who tries to break away from former dance partner Ann Miller so he can be with newcomer Judy Garland. Among the many highlights are Astaire’s slow-motion version of “Steppin’ Out,” the Astaire/Garland duet “We’re a Couple of Swells,” the opening rendition of “Happy Easter,” and the closing performance of the title number.

Rating: NR
Running time: 107 minutes
Release year: 1948
Director: Charles Walters

Sunday, April 9 @ 2:00pm

This American biblical epic relates the life of Moses, from the time he was discovered in the bullrushes as an infant by the pharoah’s daughter, to his long, hard struggle to free the Hebrews from their slavery at the hands of the Egyptians. Starring Charlton Heston as Moses and Yul Brynner as the Pharaoh, this was the last film directed by Cecil B. DeMille.

Rating: NR
Running time: 219 minutes
Release year: 1956
Director: Cecil B. DeMille

Sponsored by Planters Bank, the film series features vintage flicks and modern classics presented on Sunday afternoons in the theatre’s 153-seat auditorium by means of equipment provided by the Clarksville-Montgomery County Arts & Heritage Development Council. Since Roxy Regional Theatre Executive Director Ryan Bowie brought film back to the theatre this fall for the first time in 33 years, the corner of Franklin and First in historic downtown Clarksville has played host to such favorites as Hocus Pocus, Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein, The Wizard of Oz, E.T., Raiders of the Lost Ark and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

Admission is $5 (cash or check only). Tickets for each film go on sale the Monday prior to the showing and are available at the box office between 9:00am and 2:00pm, Monday through Friday. Any remaining tickets are available at the door one hour prior to show time. Popcorn, candy and bottled water are available as concessions.

Spread the Word: THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES Return for the 15th Year

January 3, 2017

Funny, outrageous, emotionally affecting and occasionally angry … Eve Ensler’s wildly popular series of monologues about women and performed by women is back for the fifteenth year with the Roxy Regional Theatre’s presentation of THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, January 13 – January 28. Returning favorites Emily Rourke (most recently seen as Molly in Harry Connick, Jr.’s […]

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GIFT-A-TAG Makes the Perfect Gift This Holiday Season

December 14, 2016

This holiday season, give the gift of a specialty license plate and support the cause you care about. Now you can buy those special someones on your list a GIFT-A-TAG voucher for the purchase of any of Tennessee’s Specialty License Plates. With over 100 to choose from, Tennessee Specialty Plates represent colleges and universities, sports, […]

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RED RIVER BREEZE Presents “A Celtic Christmas” on Sunday, December 11

November 29, 2016

Clarksville’s own traditional acoustic Celtic band is bringing their unique brand of Christmas cheer to the corner of Franklin and First for the second year in a row. In a much-anticipated follow-up to last year’s “Celtic Christmas Concert,” Red River Breeze will perform classic holiday tunes and carols with a Celtic flair at the Roxy […]

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Harry Connick, Jr.’s THE HAPPY ELF Brings Christmas Cheer to the Roxy

November 11, 2016

After the turkey is put away on Thanksgiving evening, bring your out-of-town guests downtown for family entertainment sure to get everyone in the holiday spirit. A new musical comedy by the Grammy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated composer and lyricist, Harry Connick, Jr.’s THE HAPPY ELF opens at the Roxy Regional Theatre on Thursday, November 24, […]

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HENRY V Marks the Roxy’s 32nd Annual Shakespearean Production

October 31, 2016

What makes a man a king? And, by the same token, what makes a king a man? This fall, the Roxy Regional Theatre delves into these questions with the company’s 32nd annual foray into the works attributed to William Shakespeare. An exploration into the nature of leadership and its relationship to morality, HENRY V opens […]

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Film Returns to the Roxy with PLANTERS BANK PRESENTS… Series

October 14, 2016

In 1980, after the last credit rolled off the big screen at the final showing, the Roxy movie theater closed it doors, reopening three years later as a live performance theatre. Now, over three decades later, Roxy Regional Theatre Executive Director Ryan Bowie is bringing film back to the corner of Franklin and First in […]

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Children’s Auditions for Harry Connick, Jr.’s THE HAPPY ELF on Saturday, October 22

October 10, 2016

Local youth will have the opportunity to work alongside professional actors when the Roxy Regional Theatre holds children’s auditions for elves in Harry Connick, Jr.’s THE HAPPY ELF on Saturday, October 22, at 1:00pm. Children ages 10 and up should come prepared with “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” and be dressed to move in […]

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MISS GULCH RETURNS! Rides Into theotherspace, October 10 – October 17

October 1, 2016

Who was the Wicked Witch of the West? Did you ever wonder what might have made Almira Gulch so bitter? Find out this month when Ryan Bowie brings to life the snippety, crotchety, black-and-white alter-ego to the most maligned character in The Wizard of Oz. Fred Barton’s internationally-acclaimed musical revue MISS GULCH RETURNS! rides onto […]

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