CELEBRATING 3 YEARS AT THE REX THEATER
This September 29, Grey Area Productions will mark its third year as the
in-house promoter at the Rex Theater with Marco Benevento and special guest Mike Dillon Band. As a thank you to the fans, they’ll be giving away 300 tickets exclusively to their email newsletter
subscribers throughout the month of September.
In the fall of 2009, the Rex was
a promising space with a certain gritty charm, but was in desperate
need of repairs and improvements. In their first year at the Rex, Grey Area installed new truss,
sound, and lighting equipment from top to bottom. A severely needed
new roof for the building was also installed upon their arrival, and
the lobby was given a full makeover.
In late 2011, Grey Area assumed facility management at the venue,
bringing in new staff and bartenders, while improving the drink
selection and pricing. The Rex now offers a wide array of craft beers
(including local brews from Full Pint and East End) in addition to
domestics, wine, and more top-shelf liquors. The lobby now features a
new bar built by local woodworkers, flat screen televisions, and
rotating works from local artists. Another priority was to restore the
former movie theater’s iconic marquee. After consultation with the
Pittsburgh Historical Society and months of construction, the newly
refurbished facade and marquee were unveiled in the spring of 2012.
While big strides have been made, the Rex Theater is seen by the
company as a work in progress. Ongoing improvements include a
full-size bar for the auditorium and further renovations to the lobby,
which will greatly improve the patron’s experience at all ages shows.
Grey Area has a service-based philosophy regarding the concert
industry, and strives to provide the ideal show experience for
artists, crew, and patrons alike. Constantly improving the facility,
operations, and production at the Rex Theater are paramount to that
Papadosio, The Polish Ambassador, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, EOTO, Donna The Buffalo, and more will perform at the Rex in the coming months. Click here get a look at the full schedule.