Allen Theatre

2nd Street,
Allen, NE 68710

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Previous Names: Rex Theatre

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Opened as the Rex Theatre on June 23, 1917 with Florence La Badie in “Fear of Poverty”. The theatre became known as the Allen Theatre in 1929. It seated 165 and was listed as closed in 1952.

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dallasmovietheaters on August 17, 2020 at 12:44 pm

Looks like the Rex may have opened June 23, 1917 with Florence La Badie starring in “Fear of Poverty.” It likely fulfilled a 10-year leasing contract. It then became the Allen Theatre in 1929. In February of 1930, the theatre purchased the Phone Film Talking Equipment converting to sound films.

Operator Rubel Hutchings sold Venron Wheeler in April of 1948. Wheeler refurbished the theatre and appears to have folded the Allen in the early 1950s as television took its toll on small town movie theaters.

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