Rivoli Theatre

584 Campbell Avenue,
West Haven, CT 06516

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The Rivoli Theatre opened on December 25 1926, and was designed by architect Charles H. Abramowitz. Storefront establishments are a tailor, hair salon and a bank. The building is two stories high and although the bank is attached on the right, they have two different facades but are the same building. The second floor is brick with two Ionic pilasters and over each window is a decorative feature of an urn-like cup with squiggly ribbons on each side of it. There is a decorative cornice on the roof in front.

In back is the bank drive-thru and a ladder to the roof. The back has an add on of the first story so it’s like steps. I went upstairs, but nothing like a theatre, just new paint and low ceilings, but they are the originals.

The auditorium has been demolished.

Contributed by Dave Bonan

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Roger Katz
Roger Katz on March 16, 2007 at 2:47 am

The auditorium was demolished quite a while ago. The lobby building is what still stands housing the businesses.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 14, 2007 at 7:13 am

A Hall theater organ size 2/4 was installed in the Rivoli Theater in 1929.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 5, 2008 at 7:23 pm

The Rivoli is listed in 1955 with 1,050 seats.

movies10063
movies10063 on July 4, 2009 at 9:07 pm

if you go inside the webster bank they have a picture of the outside when it was a theatre nice marquee

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 2, 2011 at 5:30 am

The Book “West Haven Revisited” by Carole A. Laydon McElrath displays the front page of a souvenir program from the opening day of the Rivoli, which was December 25, 1926.

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