Rialto Theatre

22-24 West Pike Street,
Pontiac, MI

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The Howland Opera House was opened on March 25, 1905 and was reputed to be state-of-the-art with “new type slanting floors” and an 800-pound red asbestos curtain. It cost $40,000 and seated 1100. Will Rogers played there, among other celebrities.

In the 1920’s it became the Rialto Theatre, with a seating capacity of 2600. It was torn down in 1952.

Contributed by Charles Van Bibber

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 26, 2008 at 6:31 am

According to the description above, status should be demolished.

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