Rialto Theatre

100 W. Race Street,
Searcy, AR 73143

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Zycrow
Zycrow on August 3, 2011 at 9:26 am

This is my hometown. When I moved there in 2004, the Rialto’s lights were mostly still working. Now, I think just one neon bar lights up at night. I interviewed the theater’s owner (Victor Weber) a couple years ago. He showed me that the building’s walls are several inches thick. He also still uses an antique ticket dispenser at the box office window. Weber used to own lots of other theaters in the county (most of them closed or gone by now).

His favorite movie is “Gone With the Wind.” :)

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on March 26, 2009 at 7:36 pm

You may try zooming out or turning left or right, it’s clearly from a car. Narrow streets though, and not much of a sidewalk.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 26, 2009 at 7:16 pm

The view on Google is interesting. Almost standing under the marquee when the photo was taken, as opposed to the usual drive-bys.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 27, 2006 at 11:08 am

Here is a 2004 article about the Rialto:
http://tinyurl.com/omepy