Rialto Theatre

131 Shoshone Street East,
Twin Falls, ID 83301

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 27, 2014 at 10:47 pm

Did he conflate the Grand with the second Orpheum in 1910, or was this house actually called the Grand for a while? If it was, it had to have gone back to Orpheum by 1918 as I’ve found references to the Orpheum dating from that year.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 26, 2014 at 10:18 pm

The first Orpheum Theatre in Twin Falls was operating by 1906 in a small, wood framed building on Main Street. This photo depicts the second Orpheum at 131 Shoshone Street. It also gives a glimpse of the Gem Theatre next door, advertising a Clara Kimball Young movie.

In this photo the second Orpheum has become the Rialto. A sliver of the Gem’s building, no longer a theater by this time, appears here as well.