Rialto Theatre

1879 W. 25th Street,
Cleveland, OH 44113

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The Rialto Theatre opened in 1919. It is listed as operating in editions of Film Daily Yearbook through to 1957. It was last used as a nightclub.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on January 2, 2008 at 11:40 pm

A 2007 photograph of the former Rialto Theatre:
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dwdconsulting
dwdconsulting on July 24, 2008 at 5:00 pm

The backstage area of the theater collapsed and the nightclub owners shortened the building and made a back patio. The Moda nightclub closed when the owner was convicted of drug dealing. The building is currently closed. The community has resisted efforts to put another nightclub in because the last one was such a bloody nuisance.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 29, 2009 at 10:00 am

An article in the June 15, 1959, issue of Boxoffice described an ad for the Rialto’s grand opening that was published in the Cleveland Leader of Sunday, October 19, 1919. The house had probably opened a few days earlier. The first feature shown was “The Girl from Outside” with Dorothy Gish. The Boxoffice article said that the Rialto had closed in 1957.

rivest266
rivest266 on January 19, 2014 at 5:42 pm

October 19th, 1919 grand opening ad is now in the photo section

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