Rio Theatre

313 Main Street,
Rockport, IN 47635

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Previously operated by: Affiliated Theaters Inc. (Indianapolis)

Previous Names: Alhambra Theatre

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Rio Theatre

The Alhambra Theatre was opened prior to 1926. In 1939 it was renamed Rio Theatre. By 1950 it was operated by Affiliated Theaters Inc. of Indianapolis, IN. It was still open in 1957.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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SethG on December 22, 2020 at 2:26 pm

Assuming it’s the theater on the 1917 Sanborn, the address was 313 Main St, and this was long ago demolished, along with about 2/3 of downtown.

The building was typical of older commercial buildings, being very deep and narrow, but was rather unusual in being four stories tall at the front, then about 25% of the way back dropping to two stories, then for the last 1/3 being only one story. It was of brick construction with a wood and tin facade.

The building first appears on the 1892 map (the lot is vacant in 1885) as a stationery store. By 1909, it is shown as an ‘Electric Theatre’. Aside from the further addition of a one story wooden shed housing a gasoline engine, no great changes seem to have been involved in the conversion to a theater.

The building was gone at least as early as 2007, but probably quite a few years before that.

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