Rex Theatre

Address: Second St. (old name)
City: Ahmeek
State: MI
Zip: 49901
County: Keweenaw
Open: 1930's
Capacity: 350
Owner History:
Number of visits to this page: 1764
Notes:

There is very little information on this theater other than 1 article I found from a family collection of news clippings and Polk's Michigan State Gazetteer. I also found a blurb from a book about Ahmeek but it is incomplete. The book is out of print and there are only snippets of it available online. Based on the description from the snippet, the address could be 6 Hubbel St. It is 4 doors down from the Post Office corner and the building meets the description. I have included a shot of it below. This also depends on the streets being renamed over the years because the book states the theater was on Second St. which doesn't seem to exist today.

Lesh Hall is also mentioned as a location that showed films. The book states that location was dismantled and the lumber used for another building.The theater may have been on Vivian because the Post Office is on a corner of 2 streets. There is an empty lot roughly across from the Town Hall that could be the old location. Clearly the town has changed quite a bit since the old days. All of this speculation is based on the current location of the post office being the same as the old days. Maybe that wasn't even the case. I will keep researching.

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Rex Theatre - POSSIBLE LOCATION BASED ON DESCRIPTION IN BOOK
POSSIBLE LOCATION BASED ON DESCRIPTION IN BOOK
Rex Theatre - SHORT PASSAGE FROM BOOK ABOUT TOWN
SHORT PASSAGE FROM BOOK ABOUT TOWN
Rex Theatre - SHORT PASSAGE FROM BOOK ABOUT TOWN
SHORT PASSAGE FROM BOOK ABOUT TOWN
Rex Theatre - ARTICLE MENTIONING THEATRE IN 1935
ARTICLE MENTIONING THEATRE IN 1935
Rex Theatre - FROM POLK'S MICHIGAN GAZETTEER 1921
FROM POLK'S MICHIGAN GAZETTEER 1921
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