Rialto Theater

12 S. Main Street,
Pleasantville, NJ 08232

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Rialto Theater...Pleasantville New Jersey

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It was a nice neighborhood family oriented theater. The Rialto Theater was opened in the late-1930’s and was operated by Warner Brothers. Seating was provided on a single level. The interior design was by Rambusch Inc.

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 29, 2008 at 1:13 pm

The old bank building next to the Rialto has been demolished. A new building now occupies both spaces.

gaspenberg
gaspenberg on October 28, 2009 at 2:39 am

Does anyone remember the name of the manager of the Rialto? I went throughout the ‘50’s as a kid, but can’t remember the guy’s name now.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 13, 2010 at 8:18 pm

I guess the Googlemobile skipped Pleasantville, at least for now.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on May 13, 2010 at 9:26 pm

Bing has a BE view that’s better than nuttin'…..

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atoscano
atoscano on May 28, 2010 at 7:06 am

I worked as an usher at The Rialto during 1964 and 1965. Charles Coburn was the theatre manager. Bill Horowitz and his partner Tony (can’t recall his last name) were the projectionists. Sam Lippincott was the doorman. On summer evenings we’d oftentimes climb the stairs onto the theatre’s roof and stand leaning against the marquee’s edge, looking out across South Main Street. Stecher’s Jewelers was immediately across Main Street. The Carlton, then closed but still extant (painted pink), was one door down from the corner of West Washington Boulevard and South Main Street. Coburn had a key to The Carlton. One evening he took me on a tour inside. Flags still hung from the dusty balcony.

atoscano
atoscano on May 28, 2010 at 9:22 am

Tony the projectionist’s last name was Amoroso. I remembered immediately after posting my last message.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on September 4, 2012 at 10:56 am

Pictured in this 1940 trade ad for Ideal Seating: Boxoffice

RickB
RickB on December 16, 2012 at 10:43 am

The postcard doesn’t look anything like the previously posted photo of the Rialto. Relinked here. I think we may have found a different, earlier Rialto.

brooklynfilm
brooklynfilm on February 8, 2014 at 10:00 pm

For years, it had ‘Escape from the Planet of the Apes’ left on the marquee…

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