Rialto Theatre

915 Broad Street,
Newark, NJ 07102

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iatse311 on December 10, 2009 at 8:13 pm

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rialto marquee on extreme left

kencmcintyre on January 1, 2009 at 12:05 am

Newark in the winter? You’re a better man than I, Roger.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on December 31, 2008 at 8:53 pm

I was just in Newark yesterday to photographs cinemas. This theatre is demolished.

William on December 17, 2008 at 9:37 pm

All there is across from city hall is trees.

kencmcintyre on December 17, 2008 at 8:37 pm

We also have your news article from 7/6/07 which puts the theater in the same block.

kencmcintyre on December 17, 2008 at 8:33 pm

If the 915 Broad Street address is correct, then it wouldn’t be speculation. City Hall at 920 Broad, across the street, hasn’t gone anywhere in the past fifty years.

kencmcintyre on December 17, 2008 at 8:23 pm

Looking at the Google photo, I would have to agree with Luis in his post of 6/29/08. The Rialto would have been across the street from City Hall. There are nothing but trees on that side of the street now. Status should be closex/demolished.

teecee on July 12, 2008 at 5:38 pm

1924 program cover:

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LuisV on June 29, 2008 at 5:32 pm

It appears that this theater no longer exists.

kencmcintyre on January 2, 2007 at 12:12 pm

We love repeat customers, but please leave the knives at home:

teecee on March 2, 2006 at 8:01 am

Listed as part of Raybond Theatres Corp. in the 1956 Film Daily Yearbook.

teecee on March 2, 2006 at 6:45 am

Listed as part of Island Theatre Circuit in the 1961 Film Daily Yearbook.

teecee on February 4, 2006 at 5:50 am

Looks like it was a live performance theater during the 1920s. See ticket on this link:
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mauriceski on October 1, 2005 at 5:42 am

i also attended this theater, in the 1940s it was considered a dump. but i enjoyed going there .

njsteve on January 16, 2005 at 3:42 pm

This is a quote from View link

Further up on Broad Street, near City Hall, stood the Rialto Theatre, although I never went into it. Later on in the early 1960’s, I believe the Rialto became a “John’s Bargain Store”, a forerunner of today’s dollar emporiums.

This is all I can find about this place so far.