Rex Theatre

3809 Yakima Avenue,
Tacoma, WA 98418

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btproperties206
btproperties206 on January 25, 2016 at 2:44 pm

Not a bad idea Rob! If anyone has connections with Mcmenamin’s, let me know. Thanks. Rob (also)

RobAllen
RobAllen on January 25, 2016 at 10:24 am

If the building is structurally sound, it would be a great McMenamin’s theater-pub. Go to http://www.mcmenamins.com/Theaters to see what they are like.

I’ve also emailed btproperties206.

btproperties206
btproperties206 on January 14, 2016 at 11:40 pm

JackCoursey and others, please give us your thoughts about what you want to do with this theatre/building?

JackCoursey
JackCoursey on January 14, 2016 at 5:30 pm

I had heard that the city was considering purchasing the theatre as part of the Lincoln District revitalization project. Question is how redeemable is the property? It appears boarded up and in not very good shape. It seems like that it would be an ideal spot for presenting art and foreign film.

btproperties206
btproperties206 on January 6, 2016 at 4:46 pm

Are there any remaining interest in this theatre?? I’m in contact with the person who’s now the owner and they are trying to figure out what to do with it. If interested to share your thoughts, please email:

eropel
eropel on March 21, 2014 at 10:28 am

Update. Still owned by the church. I am taking a tour of the inside today and might be able to grab photos of anything interesting.

eropel
eropel on July 10, 2012 at 1:59 pm

I live a few blocks from this place. I remember this being a pron movie house when I was a kid. As far as I know, it is still owned by the Restoration Christian Ministries. The google street view image is how it looks today.

minniethemoocher
minniethemoocher on March 30, 2008 at 10:51 am

I used to live a handful of blocks from this place, in the mid-90s to the early-00s (I was born in ‘93). I remember my mom and I driving past there when I was really small and her pointing at the Rex and saying, “See that? It used to be a theatre.” I have had the ability to recognize former theatres ever since…

>..<

therextoration
therextoration on July 20, 2006 at 9:07 pm

I’m sorry, the url should be www.myspace.com/restoretherex . My Apologies.

therextoration
therextoration on July 20, 2006 at 9:05 pm

There is a group fighting to have the Rex Theatre declared a landmark and then restored as a theatre. For more information, please go to www.myspace.com/therextheatre .

Thank you

robintacoma
robintacoma on July 12, 2006 at 12:13 am

This building is actually for sale at $700,000. There has been some structural changes, but it can be put back in its original state.
If interested call Rob at 253-691-7497.