Rex Theatre

604 S. Virginia Street,
Amarillo, TX 79106

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Previous Names: New Rex Theatre

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Rex Theater on W. 6th (Old Route 66)

The New Rex Theatre originally had an address 3015 SW Sixth Avenue (the current address is just around the corner). The New Rex Theatre was opened August 2, 1935 with 500 seats. Seating was later listed at 809. The theatre closed February 18, 1956. The building became used for a Masonic hall. In early-2022 it was vacant.

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Don Lewis
Don Lewis on August 5, 2010 at 8:52 pm

From 2010 a photo of the Rex Theatre builing in Amarillo.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on August 9, 2010 at 8:51 am

From the Rex in Amarillo a close up of the Lady in the Window.

ref on January 8, 2015 at 9:16 am

I grew up on Virginia Street, two blocks north of the Rex Theater. Lived there from 1946 to 1961. Lots of memories. Saw “The Thing” there in 1953 when I was 10 years old…

dallasmovietheaters on May 1, 2015 at 12:35 pm

The “New” Rex Theatre opened August 2, 1935 with 500 seats downs stairs at 25 cents each and 350 in the balcony at 15 cents each. The 16’ by 20’ screen showed Will Rogers’ Judge Priest. The New Rex replaced the former Rex Theater which had just opened five years earlier on July 2, 1930 at 3503 W. 6th Ave. with “On with the Show” with both Vitaphone and Movietone sound equipment. It would become the Lyric which was open into the 1960s before becoming a church. On February 18, 1956, the newer Rex closed with “She Wore a Yellow Ribbon” and “The Night Holds Terror.”

rivest266 on June 12, 2015 at 3:22 am

August 2nd, 1935 grand opening ad as well as the opening ad for the old Rex from July 2nd, 1930 in photo section.

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