Rialto Theatre

118 Hudson Street,
Hoboken, NJ 07030

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Rialto Theatre

The Empire Theatre was opened in 1902. It was renamed Rialto Theatre in 1928, and closed in 1958.

Contributed by William Gabel

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teecee on March 11, 2005 at 7:19 pm

Listed in the 1951 FDY at 118 Hudson Street with 750 seats.

RJThrockmorton on August 3, 2005 at 2:29 pm

See BORN IN A BEER GARDEN (1930) by Christopher Morley, Cleon Throckmorton and Ogden Nash.

Patsy on June 17, 2009 at 8:15 pm

This movie theatre is mentioned in a book entitled “The Jimmy Roselli Story”. Jimmy Roselli and Frank Sinatra were from the same town and lived on the same street. Sinatra was 10 years older than Roselli.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on October 9, 2010 at 8:47 am

From the early 1900s a postcard view of Hudson Street along with the Empire Theatre in Hoboken.

Chris1982 on August 9, 2015 at 10:24 pm

Opened as the Empire Theatre in 1902 with vaudeville, burlesque and stock theatre and later motion pictures. It was renamed the Rialto Theatre in 1928 and closed in 1958.

Chris1982 on August 9, 2015 at 10:28 pm

The Empire Theatre was, “one of the handsomest and costliest and most luxuriously appointed theatres in the state”. It was designed by architects J. B. McElfatrick and Sons, N.Y.

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