Rio Theatre

522 Pearl Street,
Beaumont, TX 77701

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rivest266 on November 28, 2020 at 11:10 am

The Rio theatre opened on September 29th, 1933. Grand opening ad posted.

dallasmovietheaters on January 17, 2016 at 4:33 am

The original Rio design was architected in 1918 by C.A. Logan who had relocated from Port Arthur to Beaumont. It was then opened by Sol E. Gordon, J.I. Pittman, and J.C. Clemmons

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 8, 2014 at 12:32 am

This house was open before 1933, the year in which it was remodeled, according to this item form Motion Picture Herald of September 23:

“BEAUMONT— Rio Moving Picture Company. Contractor, Charles F. Law, Perlstein Building, Beaumont. Remodeling to cost $6,500. Architects, Babin & Neff, Perlstein Building.”
As the item doesn’t give the name of the theater itself, but only that of the company having it remodeled, it’s possible that it had previously operated under a different name.