Rio Theatre

7204 W. 80th Street,
Overland Park, KS 66204

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Rio Theatre Exterior Lighting

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This is a wonderful Art Deco restoration by a company that has restored many old theaters in the Kansas City area, and is restoring several more.

Check out their website for more details and contact info.

This theater was added to the National Register of Historic Places in February of 2005.

Contributed by Mark Helmuth

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 29, 2006 at 6:57 am

Another recent photo of the Rio theater can be seen here.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 2, 2007 at 6:09 am

Added to the National Register of Historical Places in 2005

Overland Theater (added 2005 – Building – #05000009)
Also known as Rio Theater; Kimo South
7204 W. 80th St., Overland Park
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Boller, Robert
Architectural Style: Moderne
Area of Significance: Architecture, Entertainment/Recreation
Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1950-1974
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Recreation And Culture
Historic Sub-function: Theater
Current Function: Recreation And Culture
Current Sub-function: Theater

aka Overland Theater

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 24, 2007 at 4:48 pm

This is a 2007 photo of the Rio Theater.

KenRoe on May 25, 2007 at 1:44 am

In the 1950 edition of Film Daily Yearbook the Overland Theatre is listed with a seating capacity of 600.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 11, 2008 at 5:52 pm

Here is another view of the Rio at night.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 30, 2008 at 9:53 am

This is a May 2008 photo of the Rio.

kencmcintyre on December 20, 2008 at 1:39 pm

Here is a recent closeup of the marquee:

AMStar on September 11, 2012 at 1:16 pm

This theatre is on the cover of “Cinemental Journeys” by Mike and Vicki Walker.

Glen Wood Dickinson III
Glen Wood Dickinson III on December 12, 2012 at 8:15 am

Yes. The old Overland Theatre renamed the Kimo South. My first theatre manager job.

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