Rialto Theatre

Refugio, TX 78377

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Rialto Theatre, August 2015

A well balanced Spanish Gothic motif complimented the Rialto’s massive facade. An unusual projection booth arrangement caused a “split” balcony effect.

Refugio had another theatre named the Rig. If you know anything about these two theatres please jot it down here.

Contributed by Jeff Chapman

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raybradley on September 1, 2007 at 3:34 pm

Antique interior/exterior images of these theatres can be seen by typing word “theatre”,
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Yakima1 on October 15, 2010 at 7:58 am

Does anyone have information about Refugio’s “Rancho Drive-in”? I have interviewed the locals and I have a general idea of the location, without any historical imagery or top maps to verify exactly.

I do know that Video Independent Theaters operated it, at least at one point. Also……

Aug 15, 1953 Billboard Magazine…..“As part of the third anniversary celebration of the Rancho Drive-in, Refugio, Tex., Marvin Gollehon, manager, admitted each car, regardless of how many there were in it, at the special price of 50 cents….”

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