Rex Theatre

234 W. Main Street,
Morenci, MI 49256

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Rex Theatre

The former Gem Theatre was built in 1916 as a venue for both vaudeville and the movies. The Rex Theatre was vacant for years until THSA member Evan Chase bought the theatre and restored it. A theatre organ was installed at that time.

The theatre was sold in 1995 and is still operating (as of late-2000). It had closed by March 2016.

Contributed by Evan J. Chase

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xicano on August 29, 2008 at 11:22 am

My family owned the Rex Theatre from 1982 to 1995 and showed Spanish language movies. My Mom & Dad put in new seats and a movie screen and operated during the weekends. I specially loved the old fashioned popcorn machine and the brass railings. Too bad the cable and videos caused my family to sell it. Thanks for bringing up some good memories.


Trolleyguy on April 11, 2016 at 9:20 am

Must be closed. Phone number above goes to a college, other phone numbers are disconnected. No activity on their Facebook page either.

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