Rex Theater

115 West Broadway,
Hobbs, NM 88240

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 14, 2008 at 12:39 pm

Screens should be one. Seating was 460 in 1935.

cottonchipper on September 15, 2007 at 3:50 pm

According to the 1935 Hobbs city directory, the Rex was located at 115 West Broadway.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 10, 2005 at 2:56 pm

The Hobbs Public Library is a little difficult to follow in their descriptions of these theaters. The Fawn opened on September 6, 1930. The name was changed to the Strand around 1931.

“In 1932, Griffith leased the Fawn theater which had been closed for about a year. "When we opened it up for business,” Morley said, “It had those old hard-bottom seats and very poor sound equipment.” Griffith renamed it the Rex and it remained Hobbs’ only theater until the Rig opened late in 1935. The Rex Theater was destroyed in an early morning blaze on May 6, 1936".

So, Fawn was the first name, Strand was the second name and Rex was the final name of this short lived theater.