Rialto Theatre

45 Charles Street,
Kaiapoi 7630

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Bradley Knewstubb
Bradley Knewstubb on February 2, 2012 at 9:38 am

Has since been demolished

Bradley Knewstubb
Bradley Knewstubb on January 28, 2011 at 8:01 am

The Rialto is to be demolished by the Council. It has suffered badly with two large cracks up the front of the building.

Bradley Knewstubb
Bradley Knewstubb on October 21, 2010 at 5:26 pm

Following the Christchurch earthquake of September 3, 2010, thuis cinema was damaged and as a result now faces demolision.

richardchchnz on February 12, 2010 at 2:22 am

On 14 May 1989, after a 6-month refit by Nick Paris, Richard Porter & John Leonard in which the projectors, lenses, screen and circle seating were all replaced, the cinema re-opened for business with Scrooged (1988) starring Bill Murray. There was now a 28 feet CinemaScope screen but the original green curtain from 1935 was still there. From 21 April 1991 to March 1993 the cinema was operated by Richard & Marion Porter.
For further details on this cinema’s history, please e-mail:
richard_chchnz AT hotmail.com
Contributed by Richard Porter.