Rio Theatre

616 Main Street,
Van Buren, AR 72956

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The former Rio Theatre on Van Buren’s historic Main Street now houses an antiques store.

Contributed by Bryan

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 10, 2009 at 10:08 am

The 1941 edition of Film Daily Yearbooks lists the Royal Theatre 500 seats, and the Rio Theatre (Closed) 500 seats. In the 1943 edition of FDY, only the Rio is listed, operated by Paramount, but (Closed). By 1950, the Rio was operating again.

In the 1940’s, there is also a Rob Burns Theatre operating in Van Buren with 631 seats. This has gone from listings by 1950.

Chris1982
Chris1982 on May 25, 2014 at 3:35 am

The Rob Burns Tehatre became the King Opera House. The Rio is listed at open in 1944.

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