Rex Theatre

25 West Hastings Street,
Vancouver, BC V6B

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Texas2step on April 18, 2017 at 1:16 am

This one opened on December 20, 1913.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 21, 2012 at 8:37 am

An article about the history of movie exhibition in Vancouver appeared in the July 15, 1916, issue of The Moving Picture World. This page includes a few lines about the Rex, and small photo of it. It says that the Rex opened in the fall of 1913 and was built at a cost of $130,000.

Keith McKellar’s Neon Eulogy: Vancouver CafĂ© and Street says that the Army & Navy store took over the Rex Theatre’s space in 1959.

johnatkin on November 4, 2011 at 5:30 am

I recently had an opportunity to explore the building that housed the Rex and unfortunately nothing of the interior exists and the facade was completely removed and replaced with a new concrete and breeze block wall during the conversion to the store.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 21, 2011 at 12:29 pm

The Rex was in the building now occupied by the easterly section of the Army & Navy store (the part with no windows on the upper floors.)

I don’t know if there’s any point in updating the update to the updated link, but this is probably the 1950 photo that keeps going missing. Vancouver Public Library has a user-hostile web site. If the photo vanishes again, I’ll be willing to let it stay lost.

kencmcintyre on January 1, 2009 at 11:43 pm

Here is an update of the updated link of 8/11/07: