Rialto Theatre

126 W. Randolph Avenue,
Enid, OK 73701

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Rialto Theatre

The Rialto Theatre opened in 1927 with 500 seats.

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seymourcox on January 21, 2007 at 11:13 am

To look at a vintage postcard of Enid’s Loewen Theatre go to Arcive page, then enter the word Loewen,

Patsy on June 17, 2009 at 8:17 pm

I have visited Enid and don’t recall seeing a theatre, but I didn’t have the theatre “bug” then.

Patsy on July 23, 2010 at 1:41 pm

I would love to see a photo of this theatre by someone/anyone since longtime dedicated CT member, Lost Memory isn’t around to provide it. Thanks.

raybradley on March 9, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Perhaps the Rialto Theatre was known under another name, as there is no mention of it on the Oklahoma Historical link. In search all words field type in either “enid theater” or “enid theatre”,
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Mike Marshall
Mike Marshall on May 28, 2012 at 6:49 pm

The Rialto was located at 126 W. Randolph on the north side of the square in downtown Enid. It is listed in the 1926/27 Enid City Directory. It was a one-screen theatre. The front of the building today has been completely covered with a facade.

Patsy on May 29, 2012 at 7:32 am

The photo shows an open piece of land with no building so has it been demolished? Mike’s comment reads “the front of the building today has been completely covered with a facade.”

Mike Marshall
Mike Marshall on May 29, 2012 at 8:09 am

No, the photo showing the vacant lot is the one resulting from when this theater was originally added to this site. The building where the Rialto was located is still standing and is occupied by a business called C.M. Miller Gallery of Gifts. I’ll be visiting with them this week to see if they know any of the history of the building. I also have a picture of the Rialto from its early days and will try to get permission to post it here.

Patsy on May 29, 2012 at 8:12 am

Mike: Thanks…looking forward to seeing an early photo. Many times the current business still has artifacts from when it was a theatre such as the projection room “windows” and slanted floor, etc. Have friends in Enid (Sue and Ken Reeves).

DavidZornig on November 15, 2015 at 8:53 pm

1926 photo added, photo credit Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, csrhc.org

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