Details for Rialto Theater (Atlas Number 5507018459)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507018459

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Marker Number 18459
Atlas Number 5507018459
Marker Title Rialto Theater
Index Entry Rialto Theater
Address 106 Thornton Street 106 Thornton Street
City Three Rivers
County Live Oak
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes
Marker Year 2016
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size RTHL medallion and plaque without post
Marker Text This theater traces its roots to the developmental years of Three Rivers. From 1913 to the mid-1920s, movies were shown in tents. By the 1930s, Beeville Theater owners W.S. and J.S. Hall Jr. built a one-story movie house near the railroad tracks. It served until 1948 when the halls built this theater designed by renowned Dallas Architect Jack Corgan. The streamline moderne theater featured air conditioning, restrooms and a balcony. The theater closed in 1981. In 2000, the economic development corporation of Three Rivers restored the building. Equipped with advanced digital projectors, it reopened in 2001. RECORDED TEXAS HISTORIC LANDMARK – 2016