Rex Theater

3100 Highland Avenue,
Shreveport, LA 71101

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Rex Theater

The Rex opened July 31, 1937 and operated to 1960. Sometime after that the building became Don’s Seafood restaurant.

Contributed by Billy Smith / Don Lewis

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Don Lewis
Don Lewis on November 21, 2008 at 2:19 pm

I remember the Rex for westerns and especially a lot of Randolph Scott movies, but also recall seeing other movies there such as “The Little Hut”.

Billy S.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on June 12, 2010 at 9:02 pm

From 2010 an image of the Rex Theater building in Shreveport.

rivest266 on October 2, 2016 at 9:18 am

This opened on July 31st, 1937. Its grand opening ad (With picture) can be found in the photo section.

SRS on January 30, 2017 at 1:59 pm

I saw very few movies at the Rex, but in 1958, I was eight, and a friend and I went to see “From the Earth to the Moon”. The theater was on the corner of Kings Highway and Highland Avenue. During the movie, I heard an ambulance with its siren on going down Kings Highway, headed for the Confederate Memorial hospital about two miles down Kings Highway. When we got home, I found out that my best friend, who lived about eight houses from mine, was accidentally shot to death as one of his older brothers struggled to get a loaded .22 rifle from their youngest brother who was about four. My friend was nine. That was the last time I saw a movie at the Rex. As has been stated above, it later became a location of Don’s Seafood, which was home-based in Lafayette, La. Patronized for many years by a much older crowd, it eventually succumbed to a lack of customers and closed. Recently, a move to make it a funeral home was attempted, but due to protest by area residents, the venture was abandoned.

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