Rex Theatre

7 Cottage Street,
Norway, ME 04268

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The Rex Theatre was showing movies from at least 1914 to at least 1955. It may have opened as early as 1913. There were apparently some live concerts there, too. It was converted to commercial use after closing.

Contributed by Ron Salters

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rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on October 31, 2015 at 10:07 am

The Theatre Historical Society on-line archive has the MGM Theatre Report for the Rex; it’s Card # 414. Address is Cottage St. There is an external photo taken May 1941. Condition is Fair. The report says the Rex was over 15 years old and was showing MGM films. There were 305 seats on the main floor and 34 in the balcony. The 1940 population of Norway was 3,600.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on October 31, 2015 at 10:20 am

There is an Opera House in downtown Norway which is still standing and is being very slowly restored. It’s a large brick building with a tower. It opened in 1894 and probably served as a movie house at times during the silient era. It was on the second floor of the building, had a balcony and stage, and 640 seats. Located on Main Street. A town report says that the Rex Theater building opened in 1913, and that a brick facade was added later.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 2, 2015 at 12:53 am

CinemaTour gives the address of the Rex Theatre as 7 Cottage Street, and has one photo of it.

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