Rex Theatre

512 Sacramento Street,
Vallejo, CA 94590

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Functions: Restaurant

Previous Names: Rex & Nickelodeon Theatre

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Rex & Nickelodeon Theatre

The Rex & Nickelodeon Theatre was first noted in the Vallejo Daily Times on September 1, 1909. It was the first of two theatres in town to bear to be named Rex, and it known to have played the first movie in town. It soon dropped the Nickelodeon from its name, and operated as the Rex Theatre.

Today at this address is the China Wok Restaurant.

Contributed by Ken Roe, David Ducay

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Prof David Ducay
Prof David Ducay on January 4, 2014 at 11:49 am

The building is located between Virginia and Georgia St. at Indian Alley. It is built with old bricks with an updated modern front face on the China Wok restaurant, it was previously named the New China CafĂ©. Originally, the building on this block was called the Colby block. Before the Rex Theatre, at various times it had an upholstery shop, meat market, grocery store, saloon, notions store, millinery shop and in the 70s was George’s shoe shop, Al’s barber shop. The original buildings was made of wood and built in the early 1860s.

Prof David Ducay
Prof David Ducay on December 25, 2017 at 9:51 pm

This Rex & Nickelodeon is known as the first moving picture theatre in Vallejo and the Waldorf Theatre (aka Novelity / Bell), is known to be the oldest theatre, but the actual oldest documented theatre in Vallejo went by the name of The Eureka Theatre. The Eukreka Theatre (1862) was a stage and Vuldeville theatre before it became the Eagles Hall. This theatre was located at Sacramento Street and York Street.

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