1525 Elm Street,
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Previously operated by: Interstate Theatres Inc. & Texas Consolidated Theaters Inc., Paramount Pictures Inc., Trans-Texas Theatres
Architects: I.A. Walker
Previous Names: Old Mill Theatre
Opened on June 24, 1913 as Southern Enterprise’s Old Mill Theatre, operated by the Dalton brothers. The exterior was 3 storys high and faced in red brick. It was flanked by two tall towers, resembling windmills, with large shuttered wheel fans topping them.
A Wurlitzer 2 Manual, 7 Rank theatre organ was installed in 1915 and this was replaced by a Pilcher 2 Manual 18 Rank organ in 1920 when the theatre had some renovation. By 1928 this was replaced by a Robert Morton 3 Manual, 8 Rank organ.
Remodeled in a plain style in 1935, it was renamed Rialto Theatre and by 1941 it was operated by Paramount pictures Inc. through their subsidiary Hoblitzelle & O'Donnell. It was closed in 1959 by the Interstate Theatres Inc. and was demolished in 1960.
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