Rialto Theater

117 E. Cedar Street,
El Dorado, AR 71730

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Rialto Theater, El Dorado, AR

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Built on the site of an earlier Rialto Theater (1921-1928), the Rialto Theater opened in 1929, with seating for 1,400, originally presenting both live stage shows in addition to movies.

The Rialto Theater closed in 1980, but was restored in 1987 and reopened and once more showed movies, now subdivided into 3-screens. By 2013 it was a live-music venue.

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teecee
teecee on August 31, 2005 at 10:35 am

A Moller organ, opus 4310, was installed in this theatre in 1925.

Small photo at this link:
http://www.boomtown.org/attractions.aspx

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 27, 2006 at 4:16 pm

There is another photo on this site:
http://tinyurl.com/p3j52

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 18, 2007 at 12:26 am

There is another photo of the theater on this page:
http://tinyurl.com/348j2y

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 18, 2007 at 1:04 am

If I rest, then I have to work. This is my excuse not to work. Don’t interfere.

DonLewis
DonLewis on June 4, 2008 at 4:02 pm

A 1986 view of the Rialto Theater in El Dorado.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on July 4, 2008 at 3:58 am

I can’t find any current showtimes, but that’s not always definitive.

If you scroll about a quarter of the way down, there is an interesting treatise on the Rialto and some other El Dorado theaters here. It’s the first article in Volume 2 of the journal.
http://tinyurl.com/6yk6ej

spectrum
spectrum on September 11, 2013 at 3:06 am

According to the current Google Street view, the Rialto is now open as a live music venue. Karaoke featured every Wedneday night. Could not find a website listing for them though.

SwinerBock
SwinerBock on September 27, 2013 at 4:05 am

The Rialto has been purchased by a non-profit to be remodeled / expanded to be the centerpiece of a new downtown theatre district in El Dorado. Think Shakespeare and such. Tentative plans are to open for business summer of 2015.

Cimarron
Cimarron on April 26, 2014 at 4:38 am

Upload of Rialto pic added to Photo Section

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