Paul Poag Theatre for the Performing Arts

746 S. Main Street,
Del Rio, TX 78840

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Rita Theater (Paul Poag Theatre) ... Del Rio Texas

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The Rita Theatre was remodelled in 1943 to the plans of architect Jack Corgan. It was still open in 1950 when it was listed with 879 seats.

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millsbranch on June 9, 2009 at 10:03 am

This was originally the Rita Theater at 746 Main which was built in 1947 by Robb & Rowley Circuit
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Don Lewis on July 11, 2009 at 7:52 pm

Downtown Del Rio with the Rita Theater visible behind the super dollar store sign.

Neubauer on July 21, 2013 at 5:20 pm

Grew up in the Rita, Texas, Flamingo Drive In, and Gay 90 Drive In theaters in Del Rio. My Dad was manager from 1959 to 1965 and I was a projectionist at all four. Rowley was a partner with the Poags in the theaters, called Val Verde Theaters, Inc. Rita was 1st. run, Gay 90 Drive In ran english. Texas and Flamingo Drive In ran Spanish.

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