Rex Theatre

Buffalo Street,
Rowlesburg, WV 26425

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Previous Names: Wilson Theatre, Rowlesburg Theatre

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The Wilson Theatre opened in May of 1947. By 1950 it had been renamed Rowlesburg Theatre. By 1956 it had been renamed Rex Theatre.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 4, 2021 at 8:40 pm

The January 3, 1948 issue of Boxoffice said that “Robert C. Wilson opened the new Rowelsburg, Rowelsburg W. Va.”

Boxoffie of November 9, 1957 said “Bill Zinn closed the Rowlesburg Theatre, Rowlesburg, when flu spread through that area.”

The February 4, 1963 issue of Boxofficepublished a list of theaters that had recently undergone renovations, and the nine listed for West Virginia included the Rowlesburg, Rowlesburg, then operated by Ralph Stewart.

So far I’ve been unable to find any mentions in the trade journals of either a Wilson Theatre or a Rex Theatre at Rowlesburg. An Amusu Theatre is listed at Rowlesburg in the 1914-1915 American Motion Picture Directory, and a house called the American Theatre is mentioned in trade journals from 1920 to 1929. An Alpine Theatre is listed at Rowlesburg in the 1940 FDY.

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