Rex Allen Theater

150 N. Railroad Avenue,
Willcox, AZ 85643

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CSWalczak on October 17, 2012 at 10:09 pm

A reopening is likely to happen soon; the Wilcox Historic Preservation Society, Inc. has struck a deal to acquire the theater from and resolved issues involving access with the Rex Allen Museum Board. {View article](

Scraparcs on July 4, 2012 at 7:58 pm

This theater closed down in October 2011. Plans are in the works to open again but as of this date theater is not operating.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 30, 2009 at 3:13 am

In 1955 the Wilcox Theater had 405 seats.

kencmcintyre on February 8, 2006 at 10:39 pm


Rex Allen Theater

130 N. Railroad Ave., Willcox

(520) 384-4244

Named for the Western movie star who was born in this southeastern Arizona town, the classic art deco building was constructed in the late 1800s. Originally called the Mystic, it has been a theater since 1927 and at one time hosted live stage productions.

When movies took over, the theater had a single screen and a balcony, but in recent years has been converted into a twin screen theater. In the smaller theater, the images theatergoers see on the screen are produced by a Motiograph 35 mm projector, made about 1935. It is the oldest operating movie projector in the state of Arizona. The building is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

Take the time to visit the Rex Allen Museum next door. Early photos, elaborate costumes and posters from some of the 19 movies Allen made for Republic Pictures between 1950 and 1954 trace his career.

Now playing, Beauty Shop and Guess Who.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 12, 2005 at 3:07 pm

Here is another photo of the Rex Allen Theater in Willcox.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 23, 2004 at 4:46 pm

The style of this theater is listed as art deco. On the Rex Allen Theater website it says that the building is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.
You can view photos of this theater here: