Rex Theatre

320 Windom Street,
Orchard, NE 68764

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The Rex Theatre opened in 1914. Seating was listed at 250 and the theatre closed in 1932 and remained closed until 1938 when it re-opened. The Rex Theatre continued to operate until November 14, 1970. The Rex Theatre now serves as a community theatre building.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 4, 2014 at 2:17 pm

This page of the Village of Orchard’s web site has a few lines about the Rex Theatre. It says that the last show was on November 14, 1970.

Chris1982 on November 4, 2014 at 11:10 pm

The Rex must have closed and reopened, it is listed as closed from 1932 thru 1938.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 5, 2014 at 9:11 am

It was not unusual for small towns to be without theaters for several years during the depression, though sometimes they opened and closed again without getting into the yearbook, which listed theaters that were open at the time the book went to press each year. It’s also likely that quite a few that were listed as open in any given year of that decade were actually closed for much of that year. The same thing happened in other decades, of course, but not on so large a scale.

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