Rio Theatre

110 N. 5th Street,
Brownfield, TX 79316

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Seth on August 24, 2004 at 4:42 pm

Actually, I lived in San Antonio the past few years, but I got into taking road trips the last year and a half I lived there. Mostly looking for courthouses, but I discovered that theaters could be a joy to find as well. I graduated from Bellaire (Houston) in 1992.

Seth on August 24, 2004 at 1:13 pm

The good old days, when the Skip-Bo factory was working three shifts ;) I should have taken a picture of the Rio, I got the other two, and was going to post them.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on August 24, 2004 at 12:26 pm

Yes, that is it. The building next door was a post office and then a city jail. The other theaters were the Rialto and the Regal. The Rialto is hanging on as some sort of live venue. Last but not least was the Rustic drive-in theater, now demolished. I recently posted all of these. “Pretty dead” is an accurate description although times were much better for Brownfield in the 40s, 50s and 60s.

Seth on August 24, 2004 at 11:53 am

Is the Rio the theater next to the old Post Office (now some sort of county office)? If so, it is being used as donated clothing storage. Brownfield is pretty dead. There were at least three theaters downtown, which are all closed.