The Rex Theatre, venue for our play (Experimental Stage in the Basement)

The Rex Theatre, venue for our play (Experimental Stage in the Basement)

The Rex Cinema was built between 1935 and 1937, opening in 1937. It is a large cinema, and was located next to the (now demolished) Art Deco style Titania Cinema. The interior was decorated by Greek painters Yiannis Tsarouchis and his assistant Yiannis Palaiologas, who specialised in modern Greek figurative painting. It now houses two stages and many resources of the Greek National Theatre.
I have felt privileged to be working every day in this beautiful building. The whole area is vitalized by it and pulled upwards out of the dreck of nearby Omonia.
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Rex in 1937

 

Author: Blaine L. Reininger

Blaine L. Reininger was born July 10, 1953 in Pueblo, Colorado. Then he lived a life. By and by, he founded Tuxedomoon with Steven Brown in 1977. He traipsed around America, tuxedomooning until 1980, when he began to traipse around Europe. As a direct result of all of this traipsing, many musical compositions were composed, most of which found their way to some sort of mechanical device capable of reproducing musical compositions. This was mostly for the good. He now lives in Athens, Greece, where he is content.

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