Off Broadway Theatre

272 South Main Street,
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

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The Rialto Theatre, located in Salt Lake City’s Clift Building, was built in 1920. Originally called the Kinema Theater, the theater was later renamed the Rialto Theater and had 820 seats.

It was last operated as a cinema under the name of Midtown Trolley Theater, showing discount movies. The Trolley theater chain was taken over by Plitt, which later became Cineplex Odeon.

The theater closed sometime in the 1980’s and is currently used for live entertainment, and is known as the Off Broadway Theatre.

Contributed by Grant Smith

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William
William on December 6, 2003 at 7:04 pm

When it was called the Rialto Theatre it seated 820 people.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 14, 2005 at 6:58 pm

Names that this theater operated as:
Kinema
Rialto
Midtown Trolley
Broadway Stage
Off-Broadway

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 14, 2005 at 7:23 pm

Here are old photos and ads. Click on each photo to enlarge.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 23, 2009 at 10:37 pm

The Rialto can be seen in this 1960 photo.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 4, 2009 at 7:09 pm

The second photo from the top is a night shot from the 1950s:
http://tinyurl.com/kjbk4h

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on May 19, 2010 at 3:46 pm

Interesting Name.

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