Rio Theatre

118 Central Avenue SW,
Albuquerque, NM 87102

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DavidSimpson on September 4, 2022 at 1:50 am

On a visit to Albuquerque, the manager of the former Sunshine theatre maintained that the next door building which housed the Rio theatre has been demolished, and the current building on that site, which includes the Sushi King restaurant, is a new build. As can be seen from my photograph, this certainly appears to be the case.

MichaelKilgore on November 20, 2019 at 9:00 am

Motion Picture Herald, Oct. 11, 1952: “Albuquerque Exhibitors Inc. … have closed the Yucca, Chief and Rio, three small old theatres all of which have outlived their usefulness.”

rivest266 on June 8, 2016 at 2:13 pm

November 17th, 1932 grand opening ad as Rio in photo section. It opened as Liberty in 1931.

seymourcox on August 16, 2007 at 7:37 pm

Oklahoma Hisorical Society Archives presents this 1932 shot of the Rio Theatre. Just OK? It is great the way Spanish Adobe styling flowed gracefully to form Southwestern patterns. I love this one!
Type in word “rio”, then search …
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kencmcintyre on July 14, 2007 at 4:32 pm

The address now is 118 Central Avenue SW. It’s a Sushi King restaurant. There’s no picture of the building on the King’s website, so I don’t know if the theater is being reused.