Rialto Theatre

713 Ninth Street NW,
Washington, DC 20001

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Rialto Theatre, Washington DC in 1919 - Interior

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The Rialto Theatre was opened in 1918, but was located too far away from the downtown entertainment district. It was demolished in 1940 to construct a parking garage.

Contributed by Jack Coursey

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 11, 2009 at 8:17 pm

Here is a 1922 photo currently for sale on eBay:
http://tinyurl.com/cfsogq

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on July 6, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Here’s a 1936 photo credited to the great Walker Evans: nypl

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on August 17, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Auditorium pictured in 1919 at bottom of this page: archive

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 19, 2014 at 6:49 am

A brief notice acknowledging the recent death of Baltimore architect E. J. Blanke in the July 6, 1929, issue of Motion Picture News credited the design of the Rialto Theatre in Washington to him.

A 1906 publication of the Maryland Institute of Mechanic Arts also spells the architect’s surname as Blanke. As he was a member of the faculty at that time, it is likely they got it right.

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