Riviera Theatre

112 18th Street,
Rock Island, IL 61201

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 20, 2014 at 11:47 am

This page at Quad Cities Online cites a newspaper item from August 2, 1929: “The remodeled Riviera Theater, formerly the Majestic, reopened today.”

The newspaper was probably the Rock Island Argus, since merged with the Moline Dispatch, but the page doesn’t say. I can’t find evidence that any of the other Quad Cities had a Riviera Theatre.

MickeyS on June 11, 2013 at 5:40 pm

The old picture is from 1937 and shows the location of the Riviera on the West side of 18th Street between two larger building. Upper side just left of center.

MickeyS on June 7, 2013 at 1:30 pm

How do I upload a photo showing the 1937 location of this theater??

MickeyS on June 7, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Attended this theater in the early 1950’s. Would take the bus from 12th Street in Rock Island on Saturday mornings to watch a double feature cowboy movie with serial in between. Many found memories.