Rex Theater

931 N. Eighth 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 on January 24, 1914. 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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LeeJames
LeeJames on August 10, 2004 at 2:31 am

The building that housed the Theater is on the South-east corner of North 8th and Ontario Ave. It now contains Retail shops on the First floor and appartments above.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 11, 2007 at 4:52 pm

As of May 1946, the theaters in Sheboygan were the Rex, State, Strand, Majestic, Sheboygan and Wisconsin. The last three were owned and operated by Warner Brothers.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 12, 2007 at 6:13 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 6:42 pm

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

DonLewis
DonLewis on July 10, 2010 at 11:49 pm

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

rivest266
rivest266 on October 23, 2010 at 12:38 pm

This opened on January 24th, 1914 according to the Sheboygan press.

fontman
fontman on December 22, 2013 at 9:06 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.

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