Rex Theater

931 N. 8th Street,
Sheboygan, WI 53081

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REX Theatre; Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

A mid-sized theater in the shopping district, the Rex Theater was opened September 29, 1923 to the plans of architect W.C. Weeks. In late-1929 it was briefly renamed Fox Theater. By 1941 it was operated by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp. Long since closed, it is now used for retail and apartments.

Contributed by J.F. Lundy

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Don Lewis
Don Lewis on July 10, 2010 at 9:49 pm

From the early 1950s a postcard view of the Rex Theater along with the Sheboygan Theater which was about two blocks away.

fontman on December 22, 2013 at 7:06 am

My late Dad, Ralph A. Schallow was the manager of the Rex in the ‘50s until it closed. He then went to the Sheboygan Theater as manager, and later the Marc Cinemas until he retired.

dallasmovietheaters on December 8, 2015 at 1:45 pm

The “New” Rex opened in 1923 and was architected by W.C.Weeks and operated by E.J. Hoefer.

celebs1 on February 2, 2016 at 5:54 pm

I believe this is the building today. Theatre.7551874,-87.7129563,3a,75y,126.97h,88.68t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sHPbJCc271YbDUKmi0E19Nw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!6m1!1e1

Chris1982 on February 2, 2016 at 10:59 pm

celebs, there is an error in your URL

rivest266 on December 19, 2016 at 3:35 am

September 29th, 1923 grand opening ad in the photo section. Another Rex theatre opened on January 24th, 1914 and renamed Gem in 1923.

DenisGullickson on January 17, 2017 at 5:52 pm

Can anyone provide information about Sheboygan’s Unique Theater which stood at 608-612 N8th Street in 1905-1912 and, perhaps, before or after? It was the site of Groucho Marx’s third set of public performances as a member of the Eugene Leroy Trio in late-July and early-August of 1905.

dallasmovietheaters on February 19, 2017 at 6:28 am

Reboot ad as the Fox Theatre Now on November 2, 1929 in photos. The move proved short-lived and not without incident. On the venue’s tenth anniversary on September 29, 1933, it went back to its original Rex Theatre moniker and that ad was posted by another user in photos.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 31, 2017 at 8:41 pm

This 2015 article from the Sheboygan Press has a nice photo of the Rex.

This house at 931 N. 8th Street was at lest the second Rex Theatre in Sheboygan. There are numerous period references to an earlier Rex Theatre at 810 N. 8th Street.

DavidZornig on October 6, 2019 at 9:05 pm

2018 Sheboygan Throwback article with photos.

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