Rialto Theatre

113 W. 2nd Street,
Kewanee, IL 61443

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1928 newspaper ads in Kewanee paper

The Rialto Theatre was opened late-March 1917. By 1933 it was operated by Balaban & Katz Corp. It was destroyed by fire in 1942.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 18, 2014 at 11:22 am

I’ve found the Rialto mentioned in the trade publications in the latter part of 1917.

Kewaneekevin on April 15, 2018 at 12:20 pm

Sadly this building was lost in the great 3 block Kewanee fire in 1942 .

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 15, 2018 at 4:17 pm

In 1933 the Rialto was a Balaban & Katz house, noted in the October 6 issue of The Film Daily.

Kewaneekevin on June 19, 2018 at 3:40 pm

Opened late March 1917

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