Rex Theater

248 2nd Street,
Bremerton, WA 98337

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Previously operated by: Evergreen State Amusement Corp., Fox Circuit

Nearby Theaters

Rialto Theatre exterior and the nearby Rex Theatre

The Rex Theater was operating prior to 1910. It later became part of the Fox Theatres chain. It continued until at least 1952. It had closed by 1955.

Contributed by Billy Holcomb / Don Lewis / Billy Smith

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on April 3, 2011 at 6:07 am

Open ~1920-~1955? Can anyone verify the exact dates?


1920 Jensen & Von Herberg

1930 Wesco Corporation

1935-1955 Evergreen State Amusement Corp. of Seattle, Eugene V. Kiein, Chairman of the Board, (Subsidiary of National General Corp.), they had 16 theaters in Oregon and Washington.

More info and photos are always welcome.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on April 14, 2011 at 2:26 pm

From the 1930s a photo postcard of the Rex and Rialto Theaters in Bremerton.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 12, 2012 at 10:25 am

The Rex Theatre was mentioned in the September 23, 1916, issue of The Moving Picture World. The Rex and the Dream were noted as two theaters in Bremerton that were operated by the firm of Rantz & Oswald. The same firm was operating the Strand Theatre in Olympia, Washington.

todjob on May 15, 2013 at 10:57 pm

I gave my friend a theater seat from either one of there two or the Roxy its a burgandy color with gold accents, the chair looks to be from the teens design wise, all it has for markings is it is an aisle seat and the cast arm side has an R on it.

walterk on February 16, 2020 at 8:10 am

This theatre can be dated to at least 1910. According to the December 31 issue of “The Billboard”, the projectionist at the Rex was severely burned and three reels of film destroyed when they caught fire while he was trying them out. Item is first under the Seattle heading.

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