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Three Rivers in Live Oak County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Rialto Theater

 
 
Rialto Theater Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry D. Moore, August 28, 2020
1. Rialto Theater Marker
Inscription.  

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.
 
Erected 2016 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 18459.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureEntertainmentIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 28° 27.643′ N, 98° 10.981′ W. Marker is in Three Rivers, Texas, in Live Oak County. Marker is on East Thornton Street (State Highway 72) east of Dibrell Avenue, on the right when traveling
Rialto Theater and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry D. Moore, August 28, 2020
2. Rialto Theater and Marker
east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 106 Thornton St, Three Rivers TX 78071, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Felix Longoria (within shouting distance of this marker); Jessy Franklin Gray (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of J. Frank Dobie (approx. 9.7 miles away); City of George West (approx. 9.7 miles away); Thelma Laura Pugh-Lindholm (approx. 9.7 miles away); VFW and American Legion War Memorial (approx. 9.7 miles away); Calliham (approx. 10.2 miles away); First Producing Gas Well in McMullen County and First Gas Pipeline to San Antonio (approx. 10.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Three Rivers.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 29, 2020, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 63 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 29, 2020, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas.
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