Rialto Theatre

595 West Side Avenue,
Jersey City, NJ 07304

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 25, 2018 at 1:26 pm

Here is an item that is probably about the Rialto, from the September 5, 1925, issue of Motion Picture News:

“High Class Theatre to Be Built in Bergen, N. J.

“West Bergen, N. J. is to have another high class theatre which will seat 1,500 persons. The theatre building will be erected at West Side and Communipaw avenues. The plans for this theatre have been drawn by George Flagg.”

3d on February 11, 2018 at 7:39 am

This theater was closed by the early 60’s. I walked past it every day on my way to school. My mother went there growing up and I have brown stemware that the theater gave away when you went to see a movie. It no longer exists. It was torn down and there is a gas station there now.

rivest266 on February 10, 2018 at 1:29 pm

This opened on October 29th, 1926. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

countup on September 4, 2012 at 1:33 pm

remember this place being near a veternarians office. it was alreay closed by time i was a kid,but i remember it because the marque was still up.

spectrum on January 14, 2010 at 2:51 pm

Looks to be demolished. From the Google aerial photos I see a gas station at that address.

teecee on March 2, 2006 at 5:12 am

Listed in the 1944 FDY. Listed as CLOSED and part of Skouras Theatres Corp. in the 1956 Film Daily Yearbook.

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on January 28, 2006 at 9:29 am

Here’s an ad for the Rialto from the Jersey Journal, December 1942. If anyone tried to make a movie like that in 1952 instead of 1942, they’d be hanged for high treason:

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