Rex Theatre

Main Street,
Follansbee, WV 26037

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Previous Names: Rexy Theatre

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Rex Theatre

The Rexy Theatre had opened by March 1931. Seating was listed at 448 seats. Just to make it clear, Rexy is the right spelling of this theatre, it was not the Roxy. Later renamed Rex Theatre it was not listed after 1960.

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remkoolhaas on June 5, 2019 at 2:22 pm

I am from there. It was the Rex. At least till the mid sixties.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 10, 2021 at 10:11 pm

The Rexy Theatre was in operation by 1931, when the March 28 issue of the Follansbee Review reported that a labor meeting would be held at the Rexy that night. It was owned by the Floyd brothers, who also had the Strand Theatre.

Earlier, around 1916-1918, the Floyds ran a Follansbee house called the Family Theatre, which had opened in 1913 as the Star Theatre. There is a possibility, though it’s not a certainty, that the Family later became the Rexy or the Strand. A local source says that the Family Theatre building is now occupied by the American Legion Hall, which is at 998 Main Street.

robboehm on August 11, 2021 at 8:41 am

Uploaded a 1915 ad for the Family Theatre. Don’t really know where it belongs but Joe Vogel mentioned it in the comments for the Rex.

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