Friday, January 13, 2012

Rex Theatre, Masontown, Pennsylvania

A damaged postcard of the Rex Theatre featuring Pearl White in The House of Hate (1918). 

The Moving Picture World, August 19, 1916:
The success that can be attained by an up-to-date moving picture house in a small town is exemplified to an unusual degree in the Rex theater conducted by Theodore Mikalowsky at Masontown, Pa.. The Rex is a 300-seat house with standing room for 100. Despite the fact that Masontown has a population of but 950.
The attractions offered are of the largest and best type obtainable and always show a fine return. Big features are used exclusively and the prices range as high as 50 cents."

Postcard: Theatre Talks LLC Collection

Cezar Del Valle is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, chosen 2010 Best Book of the Year by the Theatre Historical Society.

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