Rivoli Theatre

811 Capitol Street,
Houston, TX 77002

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Architects: H. Koetter

Firms: Koetter & Arbing, Inc

Styles: Streamline Moderne

Previous Names: Uptown Theatre

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Houston Uptown

Listed as operating as the Uptown Theatre from its opening on November 9, 1935 with Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers in “Top Hat”. It operated through into the 1950’s. It was re-named Rivoli Theatre on December 25, 1959 screening Yul Brynner in “Solomon and Sheba”. It was closed in 1962 and was demolished three years later.

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sepiatone on November 23, 2009 at 4:03 pm

The Uptown opened on November 9, 1935. It was a Will Horwitz theater. H. Koetter, of Koetter & Arbing, Inc., was the architect. The premier feature was “Top Hat” with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.

kencmcintyre on March 21, 2010 at 3:46 pm

Here is a 12/25/59 ad from the Houston Post:

rivest266 on November 23, 2020 at 12:19 pm

Grand opening ad posted.

rivest266 on November 10, 2022 at 1:54 am

Reopened as Rivoli on December 25th, 1959, with Solomon and Sheba in Super Technirama 70. Grand opening ad posted

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