Rex Theatre

334 S. 14th Avenue,
Humboldt, TN 38343

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Functions: Retail

Previous Names: Sharp's Theatre, Capitol Theatre

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Sharp’s Theatre was opened on November 1, 1925. It was renamed Capitol Theatre in 1929. During the 1930’s it was renamed Rex Theatre. Part of the Chickasaw Amusement circuit. It was closed in the mid-1950’s.

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on September 3, 2006 at 12:25 am

Listed in the Film Daily Yearbook;1950 edition as…..Rex Theatre, 334 S. 14th Street, Humboldt, TN with a seating capacity of 671.

kencmcintyre on January 12, 2009 at 9:55 pm

From Boxoffice magazine, May 1941:

HUMBOLDT, TENN.-Construction has begun on a new theater here for Chickasaw Amusement Co. (Ruffin Brothers). It will play first run pictures. The Rex, owned by the same firm and which recently was remodeled, will show second run product.

jbrown on February 4, 2009 at 4:17 pm

The Rex is now a hardware store. The theater mentioned in the article is now the Plaza 3. It opened in October 1942.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 3, 2018 at 5:36 pm

A photo of the Rex Theatre appears on page 37 of a booklet commemorating Hunboldt’s 150th anniversary (scan at The caption says the house opened as Sharp’s Theatre in 1925, was renamed the Capitol Theatre in 1929, and became the Rex in the 1930s. It closed in the mid-1950s.

The November 25, 1925 issue of Motion Picture News ran a belated notice mentioning a visit to Atlanta by “…J. P. Sharp of Humboldt, Tenn., whose new theatre will open on November 1st….”

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