The Rialto, Searcy AR, always had a good movie.

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Rialto Theater Searcy AR 1968

This picture of the Rialto in Searcy AR has to bring back of memories.  Look at the dressed up couple going in to see what looks like GI Blues.  The girls are off to the right while the guys fumble in their pockets for the money for tickets. (Wonder how guys afford the price of tickets today and then get popcorn and a coke inside?) 

This picture was in the 1968 Harding Petit Jean yearbook.  Searcy is now trying to raise funds to restore the Rialto.  It is still open and the tickets now are the best bargain in town but evidently the building needs repairs.  I am for keeping it alive and well and will give a donation to help. 

Let's hear it for the Rialto!!

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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
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Hi Barbara S. Duncan ,  Places like that need to be saved and restored.  Great job promoting.

Jun 02, 2015 12:04 PM #1
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Thanks, Larry, for the comment and the compliment.

Jun 02, 2015 09:56 PM #2
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Valerie Canepa
RE/MAX Advantage Realtors - Searcy, AR

If that picture had been taken a few years later you might have seen me working at the concession stand when I was a teenager. That was my very first job and I loved it.  Such a treasure that theater is, even in its current shabby state. I donated to the restoration fund and hope everybody else who ever saw a movie there would too.

 

Jun 02, 2015 10:16 PM #3
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AnitaFuller

I will donate!!!! Some of the best memories of my growing up life revolve around the Rialto....movies (picture shows) I saw, friends (and boy friends) I saw them with. One of our '54 classmates, Jeanette Coward Weir, worked in the ticket booth for years it seemed. We were so jealous of her because she could see who came to the movie, and who had a date with who!!!!

Jun 02, 2015 10:42 PM #4
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Don Thompson
Donthomp Associates - Sunnyvale, CA

 Read more memories of the Rialto HERE.

Hello from California. Back for granddaughter Kate's HS

graduation.

Think good thoughts for fellow blogger and sleuth, Harold Sullivan, recuperating from two broken legs in Branson, MO during a visit from Issiquah, WA.

Jun 03, 2015 06:51 AM #5
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Don, thanks for bringing that one back from 2008!   My history is almost as long as the Rialtos.  LOL  Good thoughts going Harold's way for sure.

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