Rex Theatre

6848 S. Racine Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60636

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Rex Theatre

The Rex Theatre opened in the 1910’s in the Englewood neighborhood on S. Racine Avenue between 68th and 69th Streets. The Rex Theatre continued to operate as a movie theater at least into the early-1950’s before closing.

Another, slightly larger, Rex Theatre was located on the Near West Side, on Madison Street near Oakley Boulevard, which does not seem to have lasted as long as this Rex Theatre did.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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QUIXOTE on January 27, 2005 at 10:59 pm

I have to disagree with the synopsis. I grew up a few blocks from the REX in the 1960s, and back then it was closed too. Better guess of the closing might be the 1950s.

tmgriffin on October 20, 2016 at 7:35 pm

I remember this theater well. My mom and dad (me too) walked to the Rex’s. They gave away dishes that my mother saved. They had talent shows too. Wonderful memories as a 4-6 yr old child. Thanks!

tmgriffin on October 20, 2016 at 7:36 pm

Oh, it was closed after 1950. I’d say 1952 or so.

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