Scene 3: The Rialto returns to life; the Rio shows grade-B movies. Scene 4: By the 1950s, it starts featuring Spanish films.
Scene 5: In 1990, Wayne Dirks buys it from State Bank and Trust and transforms it into a place for private parties, with a garden where the seats used to be and with dancing on the concrete floor.
Scene 6: Later, Dirks opens part of his home as the Nueces Inn bed and breakfast; the Rio contains a sandwich shop. Scene 7: Shaved ice sold in the entrance.
But like the twists and turns of a Saturday serial, the Rio deteriorates. Scene 8: It is abandoned for a decade.
Dirks has hopes, though. He wants to refurbish it into a dinner theater. Those who might scoff should remember, (Scene 9) he is a former U.S. Army artillery officer, comfortable with taking a mission and accomplishing it.