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“The Great Mail Robbery” on the marquee was indeed released 07/19/27. The marquee then went with to the Rialto’s new location on Market Place by 1928, when “Two Outlaws” appeared there on it’s 11/18/28 release. Documented in the other photos.
I just noticed it’s the same film on the marquee in both pics. Mine just has people and cars.
Ha, I’ll say. When I first added this theatre, I could find no other Rialto listed in Knoxville on Cinema Treasures.
Since my 1928 photo and the photo in the Knoxville historical link in the first comment are the same building, I’d say both are the Market Place location. The marquee was obviously moved, but the film “Two Outlaws” in my pic was released 11/18/28 according to IMDB. So the one on Gay street moved to Market Place a year after it opened.
I added a wider version of the 1948 photo that was previously posted as a BrooklynPix.com photo in 2007.
It shows a little bit more of the marquee on the left.
It was found on the AmeriCar The Beautiful Facebook page.
Not sure how it precedes the BrooklynPix.com watermark, since it is a larger image.
I can only assume it was the correct size before they claimed it.
A wider version photo clearly existed before their watermark was added to a narrower version.
1959 photo as the Roxy added courtesy of the AmeriCar The Beautiful Facebook page.
1928 photo added of the Rialto Theatre.
Wall Drug is a 510 Main Street.
Howard blade sign photo added.
Howard Terminal Yard, September 14, 1972, Photo credit Marty Bernard
An obscure 1934 artist depiction added featuring each of the downtown Knoxville movie theatres!
Image and copy courtesy of the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound Facebook page.
Circa 1950 photo added courtesy of the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound Facebook page.
Lyric Theatre marquee behind the bus.
1929 photo courtesy of the P.C. Dixon Collection and 1931 photo added courtesy of the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound Facebook page.
1962 photo added courtesy of the John Chuckman Collection.
Full size version of the 1943 photo on the Arcadia Historical Society website.
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I’ll add it to the Photos Section too.
1963 photo added courtesy of the Y-Block Guy Facebook page.
Link about the Marlow with many photos.
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Photo added credit The Moving Picture News, May 4th, 1912.
From the below Silent-ology link.
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Google Street View is from 2008.
Link wouldn’t post here, without spoofing another theatre’s name in the link’s URL.
April 1954 poster added courtesy of Bob Randolph.
2nd to last paragraph mentions the Victory.
One redevelopment plan refers to it as the Victory Theater area. Copy & paste to view.
Poteau History confirms it stood where Dewey Plaza is today. But they have the block number wrong as 200. 164 is correct.
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Undated photo added courtesy of Rich Bird.
1963 photo added courtesy of Mike T. Cancemi.
Undated aerial photo added courtesy of Brent N Lois Melander.
Recent article with marquee photo from premiere of “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure”, 1985. Copy & paste to view.