Rio Theatre

56 Illinois Street,
Chicago Heights, IL 60411

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The Illinois Theatre was opened in 1914 and closed in 1922. It was reopened in 1937 as the Rio Theatre. According to the Film Daily Yearbook of 1945, the Rio Theatre was open and seating 750. The Rio Theatre was closed in 1954, and was demolished in the early-1970’s.

Any additional information on the Rio Theatre would be appreciated.

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Gilvo on September 14, 2010 at 9:26 pm

That is the Illinois Theater on the south side of Illinois Street between Oak and Halsted. Nice picture, wonder what year that is from.
Believe the Rio was further East, on the south side of Illinois Street, Southeast from the Victoria Hotel.

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