Rialto Theatre

100 E. 2nd Street,
Casper, WY 82601

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Rialto Theatre Casper, WY  4-21-2012

The historic Rialto Theatre opened October 17, 1922 with Wallace Reid in “Nice People”. It features a large screen and a sizable balcony. In August 2004 it had a makeover. It now has rocking chair seating, Dolby Digital sound and now uses the original proscenium opening and curtain.

Contributed by Ross Melnick

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MichaelGraham on September 11, 2006 at 5:27 pm

Can’t tell you much about the history of this theater located at 2nd and Center other than the fact that Commonwealth Theaters leased the theater in 80s. In the late 80s it was sold and then remodeled. I remember standing in line several times to watch a double feature for just $1.50. Also remember, as many did waiting to see movies there for a cheap price, as they had play at the theater in Eastridge Mall or Beverly Plaza before moving to the America or Rialto downtown. The first of many double futures watched was BIG and something with John Candy I think. Last year the theater was remodeled once again. The movie screen size was reduced during this remodel.

stephangelos on December 18, 2008 at 5:28 pm

I worked part time at the Rialto as a manager for many years. It’s a great treasure. I’m glad it’s still around.

stephangelos on December 18, 2008 at 5:30 pm

Commonwealth leased the Rialto and the America in the 70’s and possibly further back than that.

MichaelGraham on February 21, 2010 at 11:29 am

This is actually owned by Movie Palaces Inc. or at least that is name listed at the bottom of their website.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on September 18, 2010 at 2:53 pm

Photos of the Rialto taken in 2010 Here, Here and Here.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 19, 2010 at 7:40 pm

Like tag on the marquee"see a movie Tonight" don’t recall seeing such a thing on a marquee.Over powers “NETWORK"which should never happen on a marquee.

Derek_Hunter on April 7, 2014 at 11:39 am

stephangelos, this may be asking a lot, assuming you even check this site anymore, but since 1975, has there been a planter out front? I’m trying to reconstruct some memories, and I recall seeing a double feature: Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry and Vanishing Point there in 1975, but I can’t remember if it was the Rialto or the America theater. Any help from anyone would be appreciated.

rivest266 on January 13, 2018 at 11:09 am

Reopened as Rialto on October 17th, 1922. article:

Found on Newspapers.com

rivest266 on September 27, 2018 at 2:26 pm

Reopened on August 20th, 2004 after upgrades. Ad in photo section.

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