407 N. Harrison Street,
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Alex Theatre (Official)
Architects: Erwin G. Fredrick
Functions: Movies (First Run)
Styles: Colonial Revival
News About This Theater
- Apr 17, 2008 — Alexandria theater a dying breed
The Alex Theatre opened on July 28, 1950 with 550 seats, all on a single level. It is a plain red-brick Colonial style building with a plain marquee and red neon ‘Alex’ sign on the façade. It has always been an independently operated movie theatre. It closed in the 1980’s and was reopened in 1988.
The Alex Theatre still has its original ‘crying room’ in use at the rear of the orchestra seating area and it screens ‘family friendly’ movies. It was closed in September 2019. It was reopened in July 2020.
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