Rexy Theatre

777 Somerset Street West,
Ottawa, ON K1R

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atmos on December 31, 2008 at 6:01 am

Theatre was called New Rex in 1927 and renamed Rexy in Feb 1929.It closed as a cinema on 15 May 1954 and was then used for furniture storage until a fire destroyed the building on 5 Nov 1956.This information is from Alain Miguelez’s book,A Theatre Near You.

AEM1968 on August 23, 2006 at 11:06 am

The Somerset was an entirely different theatre at a totally different location. The Rexy was at Somerset and Lorne, while the Somerset was at Somerset and Bank. Very few people seem to remember the Rexy, which has been gone for over half a century, whereas the Somerset lasted until the year 2000. Hint: look above the signage on the building at 777 Somerset St. West, near Booth St: you can still see the outleine of where the marquee used to hang.