Rialto Theatre

1481 Broadway,
New York, NY 10036

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RobertR
RobertR on February 11, 2004 at 10:52 am

EdSolero you are right about the theatre being used as a visitors center. When the theatre first closed they used the lobby for some sort of virtual reality ride. Cineplex did a nice job on the renovations but even though they opened the theatre with the Broadway entrance, it waas still too close to 42nd Street for many movie goers.

William
William on February 11, 2004 at 10:43 am

The Rialto Theatre was located at 1481 Broadway.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on February 11, 2003 at 5:59 pm

During the very early stages of the redevelopment of 42nd street and Times Square maybe 10 or 12 years ago, I believe the outer lobby of the Rialto was used as a crude and temporary Visitors Information center or perhaps a volunteer center with information available about the plans to clean up and reclaim the area. Today, the shell of the old Newsreel Theater (later known as the Embassy 1) serves as the official Times Square Visitors Information Center. Anyway, I remember my Grandfather telling me that this is the theater where many of those classic Universal horror films (Dracula, Frankenstein) of the 30’s and 40’s would premier.

richarddziadzio
richarddziadzio on May 28, 2002 at 7:58 am

Around 1979 Cineplex Odeon remodeled the theatre very nicely, even renaming it the Warner for a short time after their big Warner on 47th St. closed.

frenchjr25
frenchjr25 on January 7, 2002 at 7:52 am

For those interested there is a wonderful photo of this theatre in “The Best Remaining Seats” by Ben M. Hall.