Rex Theater

931 N. 8th Street,
Sheboygan, WI 53081

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REX Theatre; Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

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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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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 12, 2007 at 4:13 pm

Some hungry kids were entertained at the Rex in December 1955:

CHRISTMAS VACATION IS A DOUBLE VACATION for Safety Patrol membersâ€"from patrol duties as well as studies. Like the postman who makes his rounds in all weather, the Safety Patrol cadets guard school crossings winter and summer, rain or shine. Wednesday they started their Christmas holidays with a gala Christmas party sponsored by the Sheboygan Association of Commerce with various organizations and firms joining in to make their party a thorough success.

The 625 cadets spent two hours watching movies at the Rex Theatre in the morning as guests of The Sheboygan Press, then left the theater to parade down N. 8th St., displaying safety signs en route. Taking time out for lunch served by Jaycees at Central High School, the boys and girls ate 114 dozen rolls, 145 pounds of hot dogs, 50 cases of soft drinks, 660 ice cream bars, 660 bags of potato chips, and enough mustard and catsup to last the average family several years.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 16, 2007 at 4:42 pm

Here is a 1950 ad from the Sheboygan Press:
http://tinyurl.com/288n9c

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
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
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
celebs1 on February 2, 2016 at 5:54 pm

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

Chris1982
Chris1982 on February 2, 2016 at 10:59 pm

celebs, there is an error in your URL

rivest266
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
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
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.

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