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!!