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“Fun Friday nights” 4 of 5 stars
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Rex Theater
113 E Grayson st, Galax, VA 24333
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Ranked #3 of 6 Attractions in Galax
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Cary, North Carolina
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Fun Friday nights”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Live radio show and concert, different groups, friendly atmosphere. Galax Smokehouse restaurant just across the street with good barbeque and desserts.

Visited November 2011
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“Rex Theater”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Books different music groups almost every night. Costs $5.00 per person. If you like mountain music this is an excellent place to visit.

Visited September 2012
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Myrtle Beach SC - USA
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85 reviews 85 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Great old historic theatre; great music programs weekly .. at low price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Comfortable seats, light snacks sold, started on time/ended on time. Professional "mountain music" venue. Loved it all ($5/perso MOST reasonable).

Visited August 2012
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Asheville, NC
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“Theaters, the way the used to look”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

If you want to see what small town theaters looked like 50 or 60 years ago, then the Rex Theater in downtown Galax is just the place. It isn't fancy. It isn't perfectly restored. Some of the paint is peeling on the ceiling and the seats are a little worn. But, it is comfortable and authentic. We were their for a local theater production. The theater is also used for bluegrass music performances on Friday nights. Pick your favorite entertainment, and enjoy the 1950s setting.

Visited September 2012
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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“Don't miss the live radio show Fridays!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

This classic old movie theater is now a venue for traditional music. On Friday nights, there is a live radio show broadcast from here on Classic Country 98.1 FM. An online schedule will give you some idea of who will play, but don't be concerned if it's a band you haven't heard of -- it's all good music. Some Saturday nights there is live music for dancing, but flatfoot dancers are active at all shows. Sometimes there is no charge, but when there is it's usually $5. Performers often hang around the lobby to sell CDs after the show. There is a refreshment counter that raises funds for the theater. Bathrooms are upstairs, with no elevator.

Visited July 2012
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