Ohio Theater

439 Main Street,
Tell City, IN 47586

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The Rialto Theater was opened in 1929. By 1941 it had been renamed Ohio Theater. It was remodeled in 1949, with an expansion of the seating capacity from 400 to 725, along with many other improvements. It operated into the 1960’s

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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Chris1982 on June 14, 2014 at 9:47 pm

This was the Rialto Theatre prior to being known as the Ohio Theatre. It opened in 1929. Initially seating was 600 and the Ohio was open into the 1960’s with seating at 505.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 7, 2018 at 10:53 am

There is a photo of the Ohio Theatre on page 75 of the Arcadia Publishing Co. book Tell City, by Chris Cail, published in August, 2017 (Google Books preview.) The caption says the building later became a church and was demolished following a fire.

The caption also says that Edward Jones financial advisors has built a new building on the site, and indeed in the current Google street view of 439 Main there is a foundation for that building newly laid. It looks like the only building in the vintage photo still standing is the narrow, single-floor storefront just to the right of the theater, which in street view now appears to have an antiques shop in it.

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