Rialto Theater

1235 Broadway,
Columbus, GA 31901

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Rialto Theater

The Rialto Theater was opened prior to March 1919. This theater has been out of operation for over 25 years. Martin Theatres was the last company to run movies and Carmike Cinemas closed the theater when they purchased Martin Theatres. It was closed as an adult movie theatre in 1972.

Contributed by Reynolds Bickerstaff

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Chris1982 on May 29, 2014 at 11:59 am

The Rialto was listed as open as early as 1926.

JBottero on August 15, 2014 at 8:22 pm

Looks to me like there is restoration going on. See this web site:


Chris1982 on August 16, 2014 at 2:41 am

The Rialto is listed for lease on Loopnet.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 16, 2014 at 1:24 pm

The Rialto was mentioned in the Columbus Enquirer at least as early as March, 1919. The Rialto’s building looks as though it would date from the 1910s.

rivest266 on July 3, 2018 at 2:56 pm

First ad from March 26th, 1919. Ad in the photo section.

rivest266 on July 5, 2018 at 12:07 am

and closed as a adult cinema in 1972.

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