529 N. Main Street,
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Previously operated by: Paramount Pictures Inc.
Architects: Erle G. Stillwell
Styles: Art Deco
Previous Names: Rex Theatre
Hendersonville’s small Atmospheric style Rex Theatre was opened on March 6, 1933 with George Arlis in “The King’s Vacation”. It was renamed Carolina Theatre and destroyed by a fire on May 10, 1940. (it has its own page on Cinema Treasures).
It was rebuilt and reopened in May 1941 and was operated by Paramount Pictures Inc. through their subsidairy H.F. Kincey in the early-1940’s. It had seating provided for 1,000.
Later remodeled in the Art Deco style, the seating capacity was reduced to 863. It was twinned in the mid-1970’s. It has been replaced by a bank building.
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