Rex Theatre - Morenci MI

Address: 235 W Main St
City: Morenci
State: MI
Zip: 49256
County: Lenawee
Open: 1916
Capacity: 216
Owner History: Evan Chase
Theater Type: Small Town Movie Palace
Number of visits to this page: 8844
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General Information:

The former Gem Theatre was built in 1916 as a venue for both vaudeville and the movies. The Rex Theatre was vacant for years until THSA member Evan Chase bought the theater and restored it. A theater organ was installed at that time. The theater was sold in 1995 and is still operating as of 2022.

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Info Updates:
4/14/2004 - Box Office Magazine
July 6, 1959 Issue - Bill Clark reports that the Rex at Morenci, operated by Robert and Delora Paine, is closing for the summer.
1/15/2004 - Cinema Treasures
The former Gem was built in 1916 as a venue for both vaudeville and the movies. The Rex was vacant for years until THSA member Evan Chase bought the theater and restored it. A theatre organ was installed at that time. The theater was sold in 1995 and is still operating (as of late 2000).
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Rex Theatre - 2002 PHOTO
2002 PHOTO
Rex Theatre - JUNE 2002
JUNE 2002
Rex Theatre - 2015 STREET VIEW
2015 STREET VIEW
Rex Theatre - 2003 PHOTO
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Rex Theatre - 2003 PHOTO
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