Rees Theatre

100 N. Michigan Street,
Plymouth, IN 46563

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Rees Cinema, Plymouth, IN

The Rees Theatre, a beautiful Art Moderne style single-screen movie house, is located on Michigan Street in downtown Plymouth. The theatre seated 600 and opened on February 1, 1940 with Barbara Stanwyck in “Remember the Night”. The Rees Theatre was constructed in a much older building which originally housed, among other businesses, a funeral parlor.

In 1997, the Rees Cinema was restored, including the spectacular marquee, with its chase lights and colorful neon. For its reopening after the restoration, it screened “Gone With the Wind”. The Rees Cinema continued to operate as a first-run movie house until it closed on December 22, 2009 with Robin Williams in “Old Dogs”. In January 2017 it was gifted to a non-profit organisation and funding is being sought to reopen the theatre in 2020.

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longislandmovies
longislandmovies on November 29, 2006 at 12:19 am

STILL FOR SALE $225,000

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 9, 2007 at 4:24 pm

This artist is selling paintings of the theater:
http://tinyurl.com/yp7y22

rivest266
rivest266 on December 19, 2010 at 10:23 pm

Looks closed according to Chuck1231’s post of April 20, 2010.

Chris1982
Chris1982 on November 10, 2014 at 6:38 am

The Rees Cinema closed in 2014 and is for sale. The Rees Theater is located at the Southeast corner of Michigan and Laporte St. Collins & Company has the listing. Listing Price $225,000.00

reestheatreinc
reestheatreinc on November 11, 2018 at 1:33 pm

The REES Theatre closed it’s doors on December 22, 2009 after the final showing of the movie Old Dogs. The building was purchased by two downtown business owners in 2014. In January of 2017 a private couple’s gift allowed for the transfer of ownership to The Wythougan Valley Preservation Council and a not for profit The Rees Theatre Inc. has been established. With a strong leadership group and successful community fundraising in place the theater is set to re-open in its 80th anniversary year 2020. Visit: www.reesproject.com

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