Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Screens: Single Screen
The original Rex Theatre burned down in the early 1970s and a new single screen, 1100-seat theater was erected in its place in 1976. The newer Rex's auditorium is not only larger, but it contains a balcony.
Later, the Rex became the first cinema in Malaysia to have a DTS sound system in 1993 in conjunction with the opening of Jurassic Park. The front foyer was revamped in 1995 and computerized ticketing was installed. Once operated by the Shaw Brothers, it has since been leased to Golden Screen Cinemas.
The Rex may be on the endangered list as several other older theaters have closed in the area. Although they are profitable, most operators are pushing for newer multiplexes.