Burg Theatre

Stromsburg, NE 68666

Unfavorite No one has favorited this theater yet

Additional Info

Previous Names: Rialto Theatre, Del-Har-Co Theatre

Nearby Theaters

The Rialto Theatre was opened in May 1918. In May 1931 it be briefly known as the Del-Har-Co Theatre, but within weeks reverted back to the Rialto Theatre name. Earl Barclay owned and operated the Rialto Theatre in the late-1940’s. On April 11, 1950 it was renamed Burg Theatre and was still open in 1957.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

Recent comments (view all 1 comments)

dallasmovietheaters on September 1, 2021 at 9:44 am

The Rialto was opened by John Arthur Johnson in May of 1918 as an improvement to the town’s Opera House and three former nickelodeon-styled venues. In 1928, the theatre converted to sound to remain viable. On May 1, 1931, the venue received a new refresh relaunching very briefly as the Del-Har-Co Theatre with Joe E. Brown in “Maybe It’s Love.” The theatre reverted within weeks to the Rialto. In 1949, Earl Barclay moved to Shelby to manage the theater there. New operators came in and made changes.

On April 11, 1950, the theatre’s name was changed to the Burg Theatre. On August 7, 1955, the Burg converted to widescreen to present CinemaScope and Vista Vision films beginning with “There’s no Business Like Show Business.”

You must login before making a comment.

New Comment

Subscribe Want to be emailed when a new comment is posted about this theater?
Just login to your account and subscribe to this theater.