Rex Theatre

6848 S. Racine Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60636

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The Rex opened in the 1910s in the Englewood neighborhood on Racine Avenue between 68th and 69th Streets. The Rex continued to operate as a movie theater at least into the early 50s 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 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.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 12, 2007 at 2:53 am

A Kimball theater organ was installed in the Rex Theater in 1923.

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