Rex Theatre

423 S. Gay Street,
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Known to be operating in 1914 with a policy of short subjects.

Contributed by Will Dunklin

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Will Dunklin
Will Dunklin on August 31, 2006 at 10:03 am

The Rex Theatre stood at 423 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, Tennessee. It opened in 1912 next door to the slightly older Crystal Theatre at 425 S. Gay. The Rex was a storefront nickelodeon theatre. 423 S Gay had previously been Cureton, Kennedy & Calloway, Clothiers, and before that had been Miller Brothers Millinery Shop.

Will Dunklin
Will Dunklin on September 1, 2006 at 6:18 am

The building was torn down before World War II.

Will Dunklin
Will Dunklin on January 31, 2014 at 4:54 pm

Advertisement in the Knoxville Journal Tribune July 17, 1914.

5¢ REX THEATRE 5¢
TODAY
“Lucile Love, the Girl of Mystery”
In 2 Parts —– Featuring Francis Ford and Grace Cunard.


Reliance —– 2 parts

“Blue Pete’s Escape” A Forceful Drama with a Moral.


Keystone Comedy
“Love and Salt Water”
The Worlds Oldest living Things
One of the Funniest Keystone Comedies Yet Produced.


THE NEW “PHOTOPLAYER” Arthur H. Graves, Expert Demonstrator in Charge. This most modern of musical instruments must be heard to be understood. It is not the mechanical music box you have heard at other places, but produces music thoroughly in harmony with the play at all times, sad, sentimental, tragic, patriotic or popular airs.

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