Rialto Theatre

250 E. Broad Street,
Westfield, NJ 07090

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Westfield Rialto

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Helped rejuvinate downtown development in Westfield, NJ. The town was awarded the 2004 Great American Main Street Award. The Rialto Theatre was opened September 1, 1922 with Richard Barthelmess in “Sonny” and Buster Keaton in “Cops”. Two more screens added on May 26, 1978. A further three screens were added in 1997 after it was purchased from United Artists. Later taken over by Digiplex, followed by Carmike Cinemas, in March 2017 it was taken over by NewVision Theatres and renamed Rialto Theatre once again.

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Roger Katz
Roger Katz on March 20, 2011 at 8:46 am

Now owned by the Digiplex Destinations chain.

http://www.digiplexdest.com

Cinemasavvy
Cinemasavvy on July 16, 2012 at 9:42 am

All screens digital as of 2012.

ALLANF
ALLANF on January 25, 2014 at 1:20 am

I can remember seeing Jaws and Rollercoaster(in Sensurround) here

markp
markp on March 5, 2016 at 7:43 am

Since AMC just purchased Carmike (this is currently a Carmike Theatre) I can see this place closing once AMC assumes control.

rivest266
rivest266 on October 23, 2016 at 12:34 pm

3 screens on May 26th, 1978. no ad found.

walterk
walterk on October 24, 2016 at 12:01 pm

I’ve just uploaded the gala opening ad from the 08-30-1922 edition of the Westfield Leader.

crazyformovies
crazyformovies on January 12, 2017 at 3:13 pm

good theater saw alot of movies there i wish someone had a picture when they had only 3 theaters before having 6 in 1998

jeffpiatt
jeffpiatt on April 14, 2017 at 11:19 pm

This Location is listed as New Vision Theaters Headquarters according to there site.

The_Batman_Professor
The_Batman_Professor on June 20, 2017 at 10:45 pm

Remember seeing remake of THE BLOB on balcony screen. That was a very weird setup.

FrankieattheMovies
FrankieattheMovies on August 28, 2017 at 11:59 am

Been going here since i was a kid a nice theater saw lots of movies. I remember it was a 3 screen theater in the 90’s till early 1998 when it became a 6 screen theater. anyone have pics of rialto when it just had 3 screens? Still been going here has of right now they just were taken over by New Vision Theaters during this year

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