Rialto Theatre

5723 Avenue du Parc,
Montreal, QC H2V 4H2

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Rialto Theatre

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This beautiful movie theatre was opened on December 27, 1924. The facade is said to be inspired by the Paris Opera House and the interior was decorated by interior designer Emmanuel Biffra.

In 2005 it underwent an expensive major overhaul and was used as a concert venue. In 2006, it was in use as a restaurant.

Contributed by Gerald A. DeLuca

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Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on April 3, 2005 at 7:24 pm

Here are some photos of the theatre I took in 1989 when it was doing repertory programming.
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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 8, 2006 at 12:10 pm

The Rialto is now known as:
Rialto Paradiso Restaurant
5723, Avenue du Parc,
Montréal, QC H2V 4H2
Tel. : 514-272-3899

Here is a photo.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 27, 2007 at 3:13 pm

A vintage and modern photo of the Rialto Theater can be seen here.

DavidZornig on November 23, 2008 at 12:36 am

I’m amazed that only 15 of the 58 theatres listed under Montreal, are still open.

I wonder if anyone from Canada can confirm, if there was a Canada wide ban on children from movie theatres back in the 1960’s.
While we visited Expo`67, my family & I tried to go out to the movies.
We were told at several theatres, that children were not allowed in any theatres no matter what film was playing.
Due to a terrible theatre fire not too long before that. One where the children had to be identified by their families after being layed out in the street.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 9, 2009 at 2:24 am

Another photo can be seen here.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 23, 2009 at 4:53 pm

The full name of the architect is Joseph Raoul Gariepy.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 24, 2009 at 2:03 am

Here is a nice close-up shot of the Rialto.

Patsy on October 21, 2012 at 4:55 am

Is this the same Rialto Theatre that The Hit Men will be performing on October 27, 2012? They are original members of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

rivest266 on March 6, 2014 at 11:05 pm

December 27th, 1924 grand opening ad in photo section.

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