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Rio Theatre


2005 Photo from the Adam Martin collection
225 Phelps Ave
Littlefield TX

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Information for this tour was contributed by Jim Harris.

The Rio stands at the northwest end of downtown, and it appears to have been a previously standing building which was converted to be a theater. The Rio had a narrow, long, sloping floorplan and a very small entrance way. Itís most memorable feature was the central wooden ramp leading from the entrance up into the seating area. Also, a fired brick was chosen for the front which has a sheen giving the Rio a unique appearance. The entrance to the Rio probably felt much as the entrance to the restored Garza Theater in Post feels today. Many Littlefield residents from the 1940s and 1950s recall Saturdays in which they would see one feature at the Rio, take in a second show at the Ritz, and then end up at the Palace for a third movie - all in one day.

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June 2005 photos from the Adam Martin collection.


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Last featured 7/2/2005. Last edited 7/2/2005.

 
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