Rio Theatre

375 George Street,
Chesapeake City, MD 21915

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Previous Names: New Theatre

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Rio Theatre

Located on George Street to the west of 1st Street. Movies came to town in the 1920’s Masonic Hall. However the New Theatre had opened by 1931 and it was listed as (Closed) in 1933. In 1934 the 200-seat theatre had reopened and renamed Seaside Theatre. By 1937 it had been renamed Rio Theatre. It was still open in 1957.

Contributed by Rob Truitt

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robboehm on January 18, 2021 at 12:47 pm

Uploaded ads found on That site also suggests that the Rio was demolished as part of a project to widen the canal.

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