Cine Rialto

Plaza Bolivar,
Caracas

Unfavorite No one has favorited this theater yet

Help us make this street view more accurate

Please adjust the view until the theater is clearly visible. more info

Cine Rialto

Viewing: Photo | Street View

The Teatro Rialto opened in 1917 and quickly became the home of Paramount Pictures in the Central district of Caracas.

The building also had apartments built above the cinema and two retail stores on each side of the entrance. Seating in the auditorium was in stalls and balcony.

In 1943 it was closed for a total re-furbishment which transformed both the exterior and interior into an Art Deco style. It re-opened on 29th April 1943 with Humphrey Bogart in “Casablanca”.

The building is now owned by the Metropolitan Government and it recently closed and is currently (April 2006) being re-furbished, renovated and restored to create a theatre for the Metropolitan Dance and Theatre Company.

Contributed by KenRoe

Recent comments (view all 2 comments)

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on April 17, 2006 at 9:09 am

Currently covered in scaffold and sheeting as restoration continues, this is the best shot I could do in April 2006:
http://flickr.com/photos/kencta/130274302/

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on June 24, 2007 at 12:33 pm

High up on the scaffold currently covering the building (in March 2007) is this vintage photograph of the Cine Rialto:
http://flickr.com/photos/kencta/562041177/

You must login before making a comment.

New Comment

Subscribe Want to be emailed when a new comment is posted about this theater?
Just login to your account and subscribe to this theater