Rex Theatre - Columbiaville MI

Address: 4639 Water St
City: Columbiaville
State: MI
Zip: 48421
County: Lapeer
Open: 1940
Capacity: 208
Owner History:
Theater Type: Small Town Movie Palace
Number of visits to this page: 2359
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Update July 7 2022: I finally found an old photo of the Rex from the Facebook page of the Columbiaville Historical Society. Here is the caption on the photo: "Many a Saturday afternoon was spent enjoying a movie here at the Rex Theater. It was located on Water Street, next to the bank building and across the street from the Merchantile Building, circa unknown. From the Columbiaville Historical Society archive."

Further research indicates the theater was at the location of what is now (as of July 2022) My Sister's Treasures at 4639 Water St. See the comparison photo analysis below for confirmation. I am not positive the actual building is the same but it looks like it could be, albeit heavily modified.

There is an old Columbiaville theater mentioned in a 1928 article as shown below. Not sure if that was the Rex. The flyer was definitely from the Rex era and that matches up with the opening date of 1940. I don't know the status of the structure as I don't have an exact address. I drive through that area all the time and there are buildings still standing that might be the old place. More research is needed.

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Rex Theatre - REX THEATRE COLUMBIAVILLE ZOOMED
REX THEATRE COLUMBIAVILLE ZOOMED
Rex Theatre - REX THEATRE COLUMBIAVILLE
REX THEATRE COLUMBIAVILLE
Rex Theatre - 2021 STREET VIEW VS HISTORICAL PHOTO COMPARISON
2021 STREET VIEW VS HISTORICAL PHOTO COMPARISON
Rex Theatre - MAY 2021 PHOTO
MAY 2021 PHOTO
Rex Theatre - JULY 16 2022 PHOTO
JULY 16 2022 PHOTO
Rex Theatre - JULY 16 2022 PHOTO
JULY 16 2022 PHOTO
Rex Theatre - OLD ARTICLE FROM LATE 1920S
OLD ARTICLE FROM LATE 1920S
Rex Theatre - OLD FLYER FROM 1940 OR SO
OLD FLYER FROM 1940 OR SO
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