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This is a modern day view of SE Dewey & Frank Phillips Blvd. The former Yale (AKA-Rex) Theatre was inside the red brick bldg on the left.
Page 80 in ‘WASHINGTON COUNTY, THEN and NOW’ (posted by Joe Vogel) says the Yale (AKA-Rex) Theatre was located on 304 SE Dewey Ave. Location is now a clothing store.
Thanks, Joe, what a fun picture to see.
The book Washington County by Michelle M. Martin says that the Rex Theatre was built in 1915 and originally called the Yale.
There’s a small photo of the facade of the Yale Theatre in an ad for a popcorn machine that was published in the May, 1917, issue of Photoplay (result 4 of 5 for Yale– page 155.) There’s a bit of Art Nouveau decoration on the building.
View vintage images of the Rex Picture House by going below and type in word “rex”, then search …