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Rex Theatre

253 S State St
Salt Lake City UT

Closed
Record #39664  
 Opened: 1908
 Closed: Yes (date unknown)
 Current Use: Apartments
 Demolished:
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National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Bungalow, Lyceum, Daniels, Strant

Information for this tour was contributed by Grant Smith.

The Bungalow Theatre was built in 1908 and also housed the Hotel Bungalow. By 1909 it was was renamed the Lyceum Theatre.

The plain theater went through a dramatic transformation in 1912 when it received a new facade and was renamed the Rex Theatre. The new facade features a crown at the top and statues of women holding lights and sentry knights in armor. Two freestanding ticket booths were added in front of the build. The Rex was a junior vaudeville and motion picture theater and was advertised as being the "most elaborate" and "absolutely fire proof."

The theater was known as the Strand from about 1918 to 1922. [1]

Eventually the building became the Axelrad Furniture Co. In 2001, it was the Tivoli Gallery and Regis Apartments.

1. Polk's Utah Gazetteer and Business Directory, 1918-1919, 1920-1921, 1922-1923



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