Rex Theatre

6 S. King Street,
Hampton, VA 23669

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Rex Theatre

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The Apollo Theatre was opened prior to 1920. By the early-1940’s it had been renamed Rex Theatre and was operated by Paramount Pictures Inc. through their subsidiary Hunter Perry. It was still open in 1950, and played mostly B movies, especially westerns.

After closing in was used as a meeting place for Youth For Christ.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on April 17, 2012 at 9:35 am

Anyone have an address, photos, both inside and out and more info?

DJA

Chief Bob Jensen
Manteno, Illinois

wsasser
wsasser on September 20, 2012 at 8:19 pm

The first theater at this site was the Apollo. It opened on Aug 15, 1915 and it closed on June 8, 1932.

The Rex opened at the same location on Feb. 2, 1940 and operated until March 2, 1951 showing mostly B-western movies.

After closing this building served as a site for the Peninsula Youth for Christ and later as the Hampton City Arts Center.

It is now demolished and a bank sits on this property.

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