Riviera Theatre

Anderson, IN 46016

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The Riviera Theatre was opened prior to 1926. By 1941 it was operated by Alliance Theater Corp., who still operated the theatre in 1954.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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AndrewBarrett
AndrewBarrett on January 28, 2015 at 6:59 pm

Is this theatre building still standing? Are there any photos of it, and/or does someone have a street address showing where it was located? Thanks!

According to “The Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ” by Mr. David Junchen, pg. 629, the “Riviera Th.” in Anderson, Indiana originally had a Smith theatre pipe organ installed at some point.

No further details, such as size of the organ (# of manuals / # of ranks), install date, blower info, or nameplate (Seeburg-Smith, Smith, Smith-Geneva) are given in the book (not known at the time of publication).

Does anybody know what happened to this organ and where it (or its parts) is/are today? Thanks!

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