Rex Theatre

214 Fifth Avenue North,
Nashville, TN 37219

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 13, 2010 at 2:31 am

Nashville had a bunch of Crescent theatres; Belle Meade,Belmont,Bordeaux Drive-in,Capitol,CrescentDrive-in,Donelson,Elite,5th Ave,green Hills,inglewood,Knickerbocker,Melrose,Old Hickory,Paramount,Princess,Roxy,State,Woodbine,Woodland,Skyway Drive -in and the classy Tennessee. You are welcome.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on July 13, 2010 at 3:03 am

Yes I was aware of these I have posted on all but the Bordeaux, and and Old Hickory I believe,I will check them out if I havent already, I need one of your books.You forgot the 1st and 2nds Princess and my Crescent. Thanks Mike.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on July 13, 2010 at 3:47 am

This theatre was located by the Alalambra in the same block as the Ryman Auditorium if I am not mistaken.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 13, 2010 at 11:59 pm

Just let me know any theatre in Question and I will do my best with the Almanac to find them.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on July 14, 2010 at 12:51 am

Thanks Mike I know but I lot of these theatres date well before 1956,but any info will help.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on August 11, 2010 at 8:58 pm

The Rex mainly showed cowboy movies and had no restrooms.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on September 1, 2010 at 6:23 pm

I read on another site that the Rex operated from 1920-1950.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on September 1, 2010 at 6:25 pm

By the way there were 4 Elite theatres in Nashville,only one is listed on C.T.

DavePrice
DavePrice on September 18, 2010 at 11:45 pm

The Rex was a Crescent house. I have a newspaper clipping showing the Crescent execs standing in the entrance of the Rex.

The Rex was ten (10) seats wide and showed “C” pictures if there is such a grade. They would have a double feature (both very old) and then several worn out shorts, also from years back.

It was claimed that rats were sometimes seen in the Rex.

It cost 12¢ to get in but the mosaic on the lobby floor said 10¢.

DavePrice
DavePrice on September 19, 2010 at 5:05 am

The Ryman is between Commerce and Broad. The various movie theaters we have discussed on Fifth Avenue were between Union and Church. This includes the Alhambra, Rex, Fifth Avenue, Strand, one of the Elites, two of the Crescents, the Dixie, the Rialto and the Crystal.

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