Rex Theatre

6 S. King Street,
Hampton, VA 23669

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Previously operated by: Paramount Pictures Inc.

Previous Names: Apollo Theatre

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Rex Theatre

The Apollo Theatre was opened August 15, 1915. It was closed June 8, 1932. On February 2, 1940 it reopened as the Rex Theatre with Gene Aurty in “Colorado Sunset” and the 3 Stooges in “Saved By The Bell”. It was operated by Paramount Pictures Inc. through their subsidiary Hunter Perry. It was still open in 1950, and played mostly B movies, especially westerns. It was closed March 2, 1951.

After closing in was used as a meeting place for Youth For Christ.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on April 17, 2012 at 6:35 am

Anyone have an address, photos, both inside and out and more info?


Chief Bob Jensen
Manteno, Illinois

wsasser on September 20, 2012 at 5:19 pm

The first theater at this site was the Apollo. It opened on Aug 15, 1915 and it closed on June 8, 1932.

The Rex opened at the same location on Feb. 2, 1940 and operated until March 2, 1951 showing mostly B-western movies.

After closing this building served as a site for the Peninsula Youth for Christ and later as the Hampton City Arts Center.

It is now demolished and a bank sits on this property.

rivest266 on March 21, 2017 at 1:36 pm

February 2nd, 1940 grand opening ad in the photo section.

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