Rex Theatre

1118 North Franklin Street,
Tampa, FL 33602

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TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on November 5, 2010 at 12:49 pm

Thanks again Nick.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor
AndyCallahanMajorMajor on November 2, 2010 at 7:29 pm

Hah. I’ll see if I can make a day out of it or something.

Nunzienick
Nunzienick on November 2, 2010 at 5:12 pm

I had never thought about it but you’re right, Bob. The Prince may have in fact began life as a Nickelodeon. And during that era I wonder how many other Nickelodeons Tampa might have had. Microfilm copies of the local paper go way back to the very first issue in the late 1800s I think. Would certainly make an interesting research project!

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on November 2, 2010 at 6:35 am

I asked for the photos while Nick was sending them, note the times.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on November 2, 2010 at 6:30 am

WOW! GREAT RESEARCH! INTERESTING!

Mike Rivest says it was a Nickelodeon Era Theater?

Anyone have any photos?

Nunzienick
Nunzienick on November 2, 2010 at 6:28 am

Photo of The New Prince dated 1920:
http://digital.hcplc.org/burgert/archive01/226.jpg
The New Prince dated 1921:
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Grand opening ad for The Rex dated March 29, 1940:
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