Rialto Theatre

1085 Flatbush Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11226

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uncleal923 on January 1, 2005 at 2:55 pm

I just thought of another story about this theater. My sister took me to this theater for one of the many times I saw Walt Disney’s the Love Bug. She wanted me to describe the film and tell me what was going on. I did not know at the time I was helping her with a school project. I must have been a annoyance to people in the balcony.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 29, 2004 at 9:22 am

The Rialto Theatre opened on 16th March 1916 with the movie “The Ne’re Do Well” starring Harry Lonsdale and Kathlyn Williams. It’s opening seating capacity was 1,542.

The header Function should be changed to; Church

uncleal923 on November 22, 2004 at 8:16 pm

Maddy TN:
Are you sure that wasn’t the Loew’s Kings? I was never at a battle of the bands in Brooklyn, but that would be the likely place. It had a stage behind the screen.

maddy52 on November 11, 2004 at 3:22 pm

Is this the theater that held the Battles of the Bands in the 60’s or was that the Albemarle? Seems like I remember it was in an area above the theater itself, which would fit the Albemarle’s description and there was an entrance and exit on a side street. Can’t remember exactly anymore.

uncleal923 on October 22, 2004 at 8:54 pm

I had an aunt that worked at the Brooklyn Rialto. Her and my Grandmother liked westerns. Midnight Cowboy once played there. They went to see the movie not knowing, well, that it certainly wasn’t a western.

The last time I was to the Rialto we lived on Long Island and drove into Brooklyn for some reason that I forget. We saw the Sting, and my aunt was still working there.

brucelee on August 30, 2004 at 12:20 pm

I saw Jaws and Let’s Do it Again here. Wow!!! Days gone by!!! That was the end of Brooklyn’s finest moments.