Congratulations to the folks who run the local Rio Theater. Apparently, we River Rats & Rattinas not the only people who adore this friendly & wonderful little movie theater, which operates out of a quonset hut decorated with paintings of the Russian River & has the yummiest concession stand EVER (gourmet hot dogs from Don's Dogs, Boca burgers, pizza, popcorn with real butter, coffee, beer, wine, & a selection of teas, in addition to the usual sugary & carb-laden movie fare).
Josh Dale, who runs the Monte Rio Information Web site (a guide to businesses, events, local agencies, etc. in the charming Russian River town of Monte Rio) has just informed me that Via Magazine (AAA's monthly magazine) gave the Rio Theater a nice write-up about unique & cool movie theaters in the Western U.S., entitled Splendid Movie Theaters, in their March 2007 issue!
I am proud to have the Rio included in this pantheon of great historic movie theaters. Way to go!