Rio Theatre

522 Pearl Street,
Beaumont, TX 77701

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The Rio Theatre opened prior to 1933, when it was remodelled to the plans of architectural firm Babin & Neff. It was operated by Jefferson Amusement Co. & East Texas Theatres.

The Rio Theatre closed sometime in the early-1950’s and has since been demolished. The site is the home of the Texas State Bank.

Contributed by Chuck

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 8, 2014 at 2:32 am

This house was open before 1933, the year in which it was remodeled, according to this item form Motion Picture Herald of September 23:

“BEAUMONT— Rio Moving Picture Company. Contractor, Charles F. Law, Perlstein Building, Beaumont. Remodeling to cost $6,500. Architects, Babin & Neff, Perlstein Building.”
As the item doesn’t give the name of the theater itself, but only that of the company having it remodeled, it’s possible that it had previously operated under a different name.

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