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Rio's twin theater, the Roxy, to open doors Thursday evening


October 31, 2018

ERIKA AND THOMAS BAHAM are putting the finishing touches on their new cinema this week in preparation for an open house Thursday night, Nov. 1, at the Rio Theatre.

After months of construction and preparation, Erika and Thomas Baham will open the Rio Theatre's second screen Thursday evening, Nov. 1, during an open house.

Friday, Nov. 2, the Rio will begin screening "Goosebumps 2" in the new theater, while "Bohemian Rhapsody" premiers on the main screen.

The Bahams dubbed the new 43-seat theater "The Roxy" in honor of the second theater located in Sweet Home decades ago.

They began developing the project after purchasing 1351 Main St., the former site of Deb and Beth Hair and Nail, nearly two years ago.

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