Rex Theatre

2103 Ridge Avenue,
Philadelphia, PA 19121

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dallasmovietheaters on May 7, 2022 at 2:52 pm

The Rex appears to have launched in 1915. It closed permanently after a triple-feature western with “Pecos River,” “Jubilee Trail,” and “Jesse James Rides Again” on September 11, 1955.

kencmcintyre on February 3, 2009 at 8:28 pm

This is from Boxoffice magazine, September 1946:

PHILADELPHIA-Assistant manager Richard Liberton of the Rex Theater was accosted by an armed assailant as he was taking the night’s receipts to the bank. The man approached Liberton from the rear, stuck a gun in his neck and demanded the money. When Liberton refused, the gunman struck him with the weapon and fled with about $100.

Another armed bandit held up the box office of the Crescent Theater. He opened the door of the cashier’s booth and waved a gun at 16-year-old Eleanor Difato, who, terrified, handed over $300, the contents of the cash drawer.