Ethniko Kotopouli-Rex

48 Panepistimiou Street,
Athens 10678

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Manos on December 4, 2014 at 6:13 pm

Rex building consists of 3 theaters: Rex (ex movie theater) on ground floor, Rex-Kotopouli theater (upper floors) and Cineac (ex movie theater) underground. Rex was one of the most successful movie theaters in Athens and Cineac (Cine Actualit├ęs) also, specializing in small duration movies plus cartoons, short comedies and news. Rex operated during 1937 – 1987 and then it was transformed to a music hall. Cineac kept its variety program during 1969 – 1975, then it was renamed as Rex 2 presenting first run movies. It is transformed to a theater now.

GaryParks on March 25, 2013 at 8:26 pm

I remember our tour bus driving by this theatre when I was in Athens in 1982. It was playing a movie about some kind of monster shark—clearly inspired by “Jaws.” I was unable to photograph the theatre, since our bus was passing so closely to it.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on May 30, 2009 at 3:01 pm

The monumental facade of the Rex Cinema, photographed in June 2008:
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