Rialto Theatre

2418 Santa Clara Avenue,
Alameda, CA 94501

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 14, 2017 at 11:51 pm

Thanks for the correction on the architect, chronicler. I was able to find that King also designed the Strand Theatre in Alameda.

chronicler on December 14, 2017 at 5:01 pm

I checked George King in Berkeley building permits and city directories. He was actually George F. King and designed quite a number of buildings—both residential and commercial—in Berkeley.

chronicler on December 14, 2017 at 4:45 pm

An article in the Oakland Tribune of 21 July 1912, page 28, displayed a sketch of the theater’s façade and provided this info about the architect:

“The architect, George E. King of Berkeley, who recently came from New York, where he designed and built several theaters, is a specialist in theater building.”

BETTEPAGE on July 19, 2015 at 8:52 pm

Here’s a more recent photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/67739976@N00/19220542334/in/dateposted-public/

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 10, 2011 at 3:40 am

Here is a small photo of the Alameda Theatre from the July 12, 1913, issue of The Moving Picture world. The caption says that the Alameda was a Turner & Dahnken house.

gsmurph on June 25, 2005 at 9:30 am

Correction—-this was actually the “second” Alameda.

gsmurph on September 22, 2004 at 8:12 am

Albert W. Cornelius designed the Rialto (originally the [original] Alameda).