Rialto Theatre (2nd)
17 W. Third Street,
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Firms: Boller Brothers
Styles: Streamline Moderne
Previous Names: Empress Theatre, New Empress Theatre, Orpheum Theatre
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The Empress Theatre was opened around June 1913 and was designed by noted theatre architect John Eberson. It was renovated and reopened on January 20, 1918 as the New Empress Theatre. It was owned and operated by W.M. Smith. It was renamed Orpheum Theatre until around 1923 and when the adjacent Rialto Theatre was torn down to be demolished and a S.S. Kress store was built on the site, the Orpheum Theatre was renamed Rialto Theatre. It showed first-run films. It was still opened in 1955, but had closed by 1956. It was reopened and continued to operated until its final closure in late-1970 when it was demolished.
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