246 Central Street,
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The Rialto was always a second-run house, but a good one. It was built in the train shed of the original Boston and Maine Railroad terminal in downtown Lowell. Supposedly part of its roof could be retracted for hot summer evenings.
The Rialto was owned and operated by Norman Glassman who also operated the Crown Theater on Middlesex Street and who built the Lowell Drive-In Theater.
When it closed, its owner converted it to a bowling alley which thrived for many years. Under the auspices of the Lowell Urban National Park, the Rialto’s auditorium was torn down and the head house (which housed the lobby, ticket booth, and concession stand), was restored to its original appearance.
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