Rex Theatre

506 Frisco Avenue,
Clinton, OK 73601

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Previously operated by: Griffith Amusement Company

Functions: Special Events

Styles: Rustic

Previous Names: Dreamland Theatre, Liberty Theatre, Diamond Theatre, Hamly's Theatre

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Rex Theatre  Clinton, OK...1936.

The Dreamland Theatre was opened on September 15, 1909. It became the Liberty Theatre on September 28, 1917. On August 27, 1925 it was renamed Hamly’s Theatre. Many theatres in the Griffith Bros. Circuit were built inside existing retail space. The Rex Theatre was a prime example, installed inside the old Minton Building, there were absolutely no frills or extras. The Rex Theatre had opened by 1931.

The Rex Theatre was closed on October 16, 1935 with “The Life of Christ”. In 2017 it is operating as the Clinton Event Center.

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raybradley on March 11, 2011 at 4:25 am

In this street view a silver pick-up truck is parked in front of the old Rex Theatre (photo left),
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dallasmovietheaters on May 26, 2022 at 1:57 pm

In the show store era, this address was home to the Dreamland Theatre opening September 15, 1909. In 1917, a Mr. Bloom took over the operation and created the Liberty Theatre which launched here September 28, 1917. The owners skipped town leaving financial liabilities behind in 1918. The next two names for the venue in the silent era were as the Diamond Theatre and, when Alice T. Hamly took on the venue as Hamly’s Theatre: The House of Comfort on August 27, 1925 with “Lure of the Yukon.” The venue transitioned to sound under its final name of the Rex Theatre. The final screening appears to be a four-wall presentation of “The Life of Christ” on October 16, 1935.

dallasmovietheaters on May 27, 2022 at 1:54 am

The final presentation was a four-walled film presentation, “The Life of Christ” - not a play.

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