Center for Creativity at Rialto Theatre
250 E. Broad Street,
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Center for Creativity at Rialto Theatre (Official)
Previous Names: Putnam Theatre, Rialto Theatre of Westfield, Digiplex Rialto Westfield, Carmike Rialto Westfield, New Vision Theatres Rialto Theatre
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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”. It was badly damaged in a fire in 1931. It was rebuilt and reopened on November 12, 1931.
Around 1966 it was taken over by United Artists. 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. It was closed on August 22, 2019.
It was announced in October 2021 that the Rialto Theatre would reopen as a non-profit.
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