Beat Street, hip-hop/graffiti movie, was filmed here.
The Roxy roller rink was here, and there is a lot about its importance on the Web. The building was razed and a high rise is being built here. In June 1982, famous hip hop dances were held at the Roxy and continued for many years, and many music famous performers had shows here. The conclusion of the movie 'Beat Street,' a feature film based on the graffiti documentary 'Style Wars,' was filmed at the Roxy in '83, according to the New York Times Style Magazine, 4/22/18, at p. 48.
515 West 18th Street , 515 West 18th Street , Former Site Roxy Roller Rink, New York, New York, 10011, United States
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