Ethniko Kotopouli-Rex

48 Panepistimiou Street,
Athens 10678

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Ethniko Kotopouli-Rex

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The Rex Cinema was built between 1935 and 1937, opening in 1937. It is a large cinema, and was located next to the (now demolished) Art Deco style Titania Cinema. The interior was decorated by Greek painters Yiannis Tsarouchis and his assistant Yiannis Palaiologas, who specialised in modern Greek figurative painting.

In 2009, the Rex Cinema is a live theatre specialising in Greek floorshow/caberet style entertainment with singers and dancers in traditional costumes.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on May 30, 2009 at 11:01 pm

The monumental facade of the Rex Cinema, photographed in June 2008:
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GaryParks on March 26, 2013 at 3:26 am

I remember our tour bus driving by this theatre when I was in Athens in 1982. It was playing a movie about some kind of monster shark—clearly inspired by “Jaws.” I was unable to photograph the theatre, since our bus was passing so closely to it.

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