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Lonnie Coomer: The Rialto Theater location?

Comments re article 94768 The Movies When talkies came to Columbia's Rialto Theater

Lonnie W. Coomer writes:
Where was the Rialto Theater located on the square? What buildings were next to the theater? When I was very young I went to the movies there, but do not remember the location. - LONNIE W COOMER
Thanks for the question: The Rialto was located in part of what is now the Bank of Columbia. Facing that building, from the left, Russell & Co. was at the corner of Burkesville & the Square; next, separated by a stairs entrance, was the Rialto, then the Bank of Columbia, and at the far right in what is now the Bank of Columbia, the Model Barber Shop.- EW

Mike Watson sends links to photos and a story which further illustrate the location of the Rialto: 1) Mystery photo, Columbia, in days of Rialto Theatre, Russell & Co., posted 2014-12-14 from Mike Watson's collection. And photos linked to this story: Old Photo Of Rialto Brings Back Memories For Many

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