Rex Theatre

120 S. Center Street,
Casper, WY 82601

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Previously operated by: Gibraltar Enterprises Inc.

Previous Names: Iris Theatre

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The Rex Theatre

Built immediately to the north of the Bell Theatre (former Town Hall). The Iris Theatre was opened August 22, 1914 with “The Lion and the Mouse”. It reopened as the Rex Theatre on November 3, 1925. It was listed as operating in 1941, but closed in 1943. It had re-opened by 1952 and finally closed in June 1956. It was demolished in the summer of 1962.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on December 23, 2009 at 12:35 pm

The America Theater is at 119 S. Center St, across the street where 120 is, is one big empty parking lot, so this is demolished.

MichaelGraham on December 26, 2014 at 10:11 pm

This theater started, as the Iris (not to be confused with the current Iris 8 Theater on Yellowstone).

DavidZornig on May 8, 2015 at 6:57 pm

1949 Photo added courtesy of the AmeriCar The Beautiful Facebook page. Note the TAXI sign next door that is in the other photo as well. Not the best shot, but it is the Rex.

rivest266 on January 13, 2018 at 12:35 pm

This reopened as the Rex theatre on November 3rd, 1925. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

MichaelKilgore on May 28, 2019 at 6:33 am

From the July 7, 1956 Motion Picture Herald:

Gibralter Enterprises has closed the Rex, Casper, Wyo., the Motorena drive-in, Greeley, Colo., and has placed the Grove, Gering, Neb., on one change a week – weekends.

DavidZornig on June 10, 2020 at 7:49 am

Undated auditorium photo added credit Fredric Schulte Family Collection, courtesy Western History Center at Casper College.

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