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Does anyone remember a Carlton Theater on Main Street in Evansville? It was there in the mid-fifties. Don’t see any of the theaters listed in Evansville on Cinema Treasures refer to that name.
What was the name of the theater that was across Broad Street from the State? The State was on the corner and across the street in the middle of the block was a theater. I thought it was the Strand. It was a part of the Martin Theater chain in the late 60’s
I did not know about the Rialto burning. Barnes and Noble had the book the last time I was in the store. Pictures appear in two different books on Chattanooga’s past. One is a large “coffee table” book. The picture of the Cameo still has the Cameo vertical sign.
I was raised in the Chattanooga area in the 50’s. The original Rialto was located on the west side of Market St. near the intersection with Seventh St. It was next to the old Hamilton National Bank Building, now First Tennessee. It was closed in the mid to late 40s. It was replaced by a Federal Bake Shop and a remodled McLellan dime store. The name was moved up Market St after the original Rialto closed and the name was placed on the Cameo Theater which was across Market St. from the Capitol Theater. A current book available at Chattanooga book stores shows a picture of the block of Market Street showing the Rialto’s vertical sign. A picture of the block with the Cameo Theater is also in the book.
The Dixie Theater was across Market Street from the Rogers Theater. It did have entrances on Market St. and on Georgia Ave.