Rio Theater

309 NW 4th Street,
Big Spring, TX 79720

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The Rio Theatre was a Quonset Hut style theatre, which opened in around 1947.

Contributed by Lost Memory

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 21, 2006 at 7:04 am

I’m not sure if this building is still standing. This is a 2005 photo of the former Rio theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 5, 2008 at 3:34 pm

In 1950 the Rio Theater had 650 seats.

geebageeba
geebageeba on January 30, 2011 at 10:51 pm

the 1982 photo does not seem to be the Rio Theatre that was in the opening credits sequence of the movie “Midnight Cowboy”. Jon Voight walks right past it within the first 2 minutes of the film. It has a different marquee sign. Note that it appears to be the jumbled title of the movie “The Alamo” with John Wayne. check it out.

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