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Arkansas Movie Theatres

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Melba Theatre
Batesville, AR
Landers Theatre
Batesville, AR
The Melba Theatre opened in 1940 and closed in the early 1990s. It has been renovated and reopened in 2000. The theatre is now used for concerts and movies. For more, see this website. [map]

The Landers Theatre opened as the Gem Opera House in 1906. By the early 1920s, it began featuring movies. In 1929, it was renamed the Landers Theatre. It closed in 1998 and suffered a roof collapse and water damage. There are plans to rehabilitate the building for non-theatre use while retaining the marquee, sign, and other features. For more, see this website. [map]

Ritz Theatre
Blytheville, AR
Rialto Theatre
El Dorado, AR
The Ritz Theatre was built as an opera house in 1915. It was remodeled in 1951 and restored in the 1990s. The theatre is now known as the Ritz Civic Center and is used for live performances and movies. For more, see this website. [map]

The Rialto Theatre in El Dorado opened in 1929 and closed in 1980. It was restored and reopened in 1987. For more, see this website. [map]

U Ark Theatre
Fayetteville, AR
New Theatre
Fort Smith, AR
The U Ark Theatre was built in 1940. It was named after the University of Arkansas. The theatre remained open until at least 1987. The building now houses Sidney's Emporium & Dyeworks. For more, see this website. [map]

The New Theatre was designed by the Boller Brothers in 1911. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. However, the theatre has been closed for many years. For more, see this website. [map]

Malco Theatre
Helena, AR
Center Theatre [gone]
Little Rock, AR
The Malco Theatre is now used for special events and live performances. It appears to be from the 1930s. Does anyone know its history? For more, see this website. [map]

The Center Theatre opened as the Royal Theatre in 1920. It was remodeled and renamed the Center Theatre in 1950. It closed in 1975 and was demolished in 2009. For more, see this website.

Village Theatre [gone]
Little Rock, AR
The Village Theatre was built in 1968. It was originally known as the UA Cinema 150. The theatre closed in 2003 and began offering concerts in 2006. It was demolished in 2015. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Cameo Theatre
Magnolia, AR
Rialto Theatre
Morrilton, AR
The Cameo Theatre opened in 1949 as a single screen. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

The Rialto Theatre opened in 1911. It was remodeled in 1930. In 2000, the theatre was renovated and became the Rialto Community Arts Center. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Collins Theatre
Paragould, AR
Rialto Theatre
Searcy, AR
The Collins Theatre opened as the Capitol Theatre in 1925 with vaudeville, live performances, and movies. It was later renamed the Collins Theatre. The theatre was restored in 1991. It is now home to the Mid-South Ballet Theatre and also features live performances and other events. For more, see this website. [map]

The Rialto Theatre in Searcy started out as the Grand Theatre. The Grand was razed in 1923 and rebuilt. It was renamed the Rialto in 1928. The theatre was remodeled in 1939 and 1949. it is now owned by the city of Searcy. For more, see this website. [map]

More Arkansas Theatres:
Royal Theatre (Benton)
Savage Theatre (Booneville)
Maxie Theatre (Trumann)

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