Rex Theater

523 N. Main Street,
Borger, TX 79007

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Previously operated by: Griffith Amusement Company

Functions: Beauty Salon

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Rex Theater..Borger Texas

The Rex Theater was opened prior to 1926. It was destroyed by fire on June 16, 1926. It was rebuilt and operated until August 14, 1932 it was destroyed by a dynamite blast. Rebuilt again it operated until June 6, 1945 when it was destroyed by another fire. The former Rex Theater in Borger, Texas is now a tanning salon.

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kencmcintyre on July 2, 2007 at 12:51 pm

Down but not out, according to the LA Times in this story dated 8/14/32:


Borger (Tex) Aug.13 – A dynamite blast wrecked the interior of the Rex Theater here early today, causing damage estimated at more than $5,000.

kencmcintyre on July 2, 2007 at 2:36 pm

They would have gotten a bang out of the movie, I guess.

raybradley on September 15, 2007 at 9:02 am

View vintage photos by typing in word “theatre”,
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TLSLOEWS on June 27, 2010 at 4:02 pm

Nice vintage photo Don.Also Don if you see this post, a photo you posted on the TEXAN THEATRE with unknown people I believe that the man on the right was “TEX RITTER” singer and movie star,also John Ritters father.

TLSLOEWS on June 28, 2010 at 9:53 am

I thought it looked like him Don, and the “TEX” and TEXAN THEATRE conection there.

50sSNIPES on November 8, 2022 at 9:11 am

Throughout the years, the Rex Theatre was destroyed three times, two of which were from fires and the other being an explosion. The Rex Theatre was destroyed by a fire on June 16, 1926 and again on June 6, 1945, and was once destroyed by an explosion on August 14, 1932 caused by dynamite. The Rex continued to operate into the 1950s.

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