Rex Theatre

4617 York Road,
Baltimore, MD 21212

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kencmcintyre on March 21, 2010 at 9:11 pm

This monograph on Baltimore theaters has a photo of the Rex circA 1968:

willimd on November 28, 2009 at 9:44 am

Baltimore Sun, 28 November 2009, page 14: Obituary of Rosalyn Schecter, widow of Lois (sic) E. Schecter, previous owner of Charles, then called The Times for showing newsreels, plus the Rex in Govans (York Road area), The Roxy in East Baltimore, and the Rosalyn on Howard Street, now torn down for Maryland General Hospital use. [She became member of Maryland Board of (Movie) Censors which often blocked movies from showing at theatres like the Rex.]

kencmcintyre on January 14, 2009 at 8:04 pm

From Boxoffice magazine, January 1960:

BALTIMORE-The Rex Theater, neighborhood subsequent-run house, has been closed. Its future remains indefinite at present, according to manager Fred Perry, who also operates the Perry Center Theater. At the latter house, he features a late show every night billed as the Owl Show and starting at midnight.

balto18 on June 8, 2005 at 10:13 pm

It was quite common, years ago, for local Baltimore businesses to use the name of a landmark in their own names. Near the giant Hippodrome were the Hippodrome Cleaners and the Hippodrome Hatters. The Rex lives on in the form of its next-door neighbor, the New Rex Liquors. Not too many remember that the hulking building next door was once the Rex Theatre, which gave the booze shop its name.

scottfavareille on February 21, 2005 at 1:16 pm

John Waters(film director) mentioned in various audio commentaries about seeing “nudist camp movies” here in the 1960’s.

stone on March 25, 2004 at 7:46 am

is ther anymore information on the rex? please cotact me at