Rialto Lichtspiele

Vogelhuettendeich 72,
Hamburg 21107

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Rialto Lichtspiele

Located in the Wilhelmsburg district in the southwest of the city. The Reiher Theater opened as a live theater in 1909. In 1913 it was converted into the Reiher Kino. In 1925 it was operated by Karl Lelle. In 1927 it was re-named Reiher Lichtspiele. In 1933 it was re-named Rialto Lichtspiele. In 1941 the cinema was badly damaged by Allied bombs during World War II.

In 1949 it was repaired and re-opened and operated by Alexander Heinze. CinemaScope was fitted in 1956 and a 4-channel stereophonic sound sytem by Klangfilm was installed. The FP projectors were by Phillips. The seats were by Schroeder & Henzelmann.

The Rialto Lichtspiele was closed in 1987. In 2013 it was re-opened as an adult cinema, but closed again after 180 days. It was demolished in 2017.

Contributed by Ken Roe, Kinospoter
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