25 S. Genesee Street,
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Firms: Pereira and Pereira
Styles: Streamline Moderne
Previous Names: Waukegan Theatre, New Barrison Theatre, Orpheum Theatre
The Waukegan Theatre opened in 1910 and was designed by architect William R. Gibb. It was renamed New Barrison Theatre in 1911, and Orpheum Theatre in 1921.
It was renamed Rialto Theatre in 1934 when it became part of the Publix Great States Theatres chain, and was remodeled in 1935 to the plans of architectural firm Pereira & Pereira. The Rialto Theatre was closed in 1953.
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