Rialto Theatre

604 Central Avenue,
Fort Dodge, IA 50501

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1926 print ad courtesy of Mike Flores.

One of the larger theatres in Fort Dodge, the Rialto Theatre boasted 755 seats. The Rialto Theatre opened in the early-1920’s and was operated by Central States Theatres from the early-1930’s until its closing in the mid-1970’s.

Contributed by Chuck

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 19, 2014 at 12:52 pm

The Rialto Theatre changed hands in 1925, according to the November 7 issue of Motion Picture News:

“The Rialto theatre at Fort Dodge, formerly owned by William Johnson has been added to the string of A. H. Blank. It has not yet been anounced [sic] who will manage the theatre for Mr. Blank.”

DavidZornig on August 23, 2014 at 5:42 pm

Just added a 1927 print ad courtesy of Mike Flores. Note A.H. Blank’s name.

DavidZornig on August 23, 2014 at 5:44 pm

“Children Of Divorce” was released 04/25/27.

DavidZornig on March 12, 2018 at 1:39 pm

10/20/41 print ad added via Larry Hoskins‎.

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