Rex Theatre

2103 Ridge Avenue,
Philadelphia, PA 19121

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The Rex Theatre opened in 1924 seating 475. The architect listed for the Rex Theatre was Arnold H. Mueller. The theatre closed in 1957 and has since been demolished. Accordidng to the Philadelphia tax records it is a vacant lot today.

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kencmcintyre on February 3, 2009 at 6:28 pm

This is from Boxoffice magazine, September 1946:

PHILADELPHIA-Assistant manager Richard Liberton of the Rex Theater was accosted by an armed assailant as he was taking the night’s receipts to the bank. The man approached Liberton from the rear, stuck a gun in his neck and demanded the money. When Liberton refused, the gunman struck him with the weapon and fled with about $100.

Another armed bandit held up the box office of the Crescent Theater. He opened the door of the cashier’s booth and waved a gun at 16-year-old Eleanor Difato, who, terrified, handed over $300, the contents of the cash drawer.

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