Del Rio Theatre

124 N. 5th Street,
Clinton, OK 73601

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Architects: Harold Gimeno, E.M. Rich

Functions: Bank

Styles: Spanish Renaissance

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Del Rio Theatre

The Del Rio Theatre was opened on February 4, 1931 with George Bancroft in “Scandal Sheet”. A movie palace in miniature, many clever architectural details came together in the Del Rio Theatre design to create a "storybook" cinema. A multi-colour marquee, pinwheel neon, and tracer lighting put theatre goers in a gay carnival mood when approaching the festive Del Rio. It was closed on May 3, 1959 with George Montgomery in “The Toughest Gun in Tombstone” & Marie Windsor in “Island Women”. Since demolished, apart from the stage house and dressing rooms, a bank is now on the site.

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seymourcox on September 7, 2007 at 10:18 am

Love this one!
Enjoy these vintage photographs by typing words “del rio”,
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missmelbatoast on April 6, 2009 at 11:59 am

Looks as though the Del Rio was designed with “forced perspective” in order to make it appear much larger than it actually was.

dallasmovietheaters on May 25, 2022 at 10:12 pm

The Del Rio Theatre launched with George Bancroft in “Scandal Sheet” on February 4, 1931. The architectural sketch by E.M. Rich is in photos. The Del Rio closed with a double-feature of “Toughest Gun in Tombstone” and “Island Women.”

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