Rialto Theatre

100 East Second Street,
Casper, WY 82601

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Derek_Hunter on April 7, 2014 at 2:39 pm

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.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 19, 2010 at 10:40 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.

DonLewis on September 18, 2010 at 5:53 pm

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

MichaelGraham on February 21, 2010 at 2:29 pm

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

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 7, 2009 at 5:53 pm

The New Lyric was built in 1921 and for some reason it was remodeled in 1922. The 1922 architects were William Dubois and Leon Goodrich. National Register of Historic Places registration form

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 28, 2009 at 12:47 pm

Here is a 2006 photo of the Rialto at night.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 12, 2009 at 10:21 pm

This is a nice recent photo of the Rialto.

stephangelos on December 18, 2008 at 8:30 pm

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

stephangelos on December 18, 2008 at 8:28 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.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 29, 2006 at 8:00 pm

Added to the National Register of Historical Places in 1993

Rialto Theater (added 1993 – Building – #93000037)
Also known as New Lyric Theater
102 E. Second St., Casper
Historic Significance: Event
Area of Significance: Entertainment/Recreation
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1925-1949
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Recreation And Culture
Historic Sub-function: Theater
Current Function: Recreation And Culture
Current Sub-function: Museum

MichaelGraham on September 11, 2006 at 8:27 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.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 4, 2006 at 8:04 pm

According to this website, the Rialto theater opened in 1921 as the New Lyric theater.

William on December 6, 2003 at 9:20 pm

The Rialto Theatre seated 753 people.