239 Illinois Avenue,
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Previously operated by: Sun Amusement & Realty Co.
Architects: Edwin G. Kratz
Previous Names: Rialto Theater, Dex Theatre, Cameo Theatre
The Rialto Theater opened October 21, 1926 and closed April 26, 1958 with Pat Boone in “April Love” & Sal Mineo in “Dino”. It was renamed Dex Theatre on December 31, 1965, which closed on May 10, 1970. Reopened as the Cameo Theatre on September 28, 1970 and began screening adult films. It was renamed Astro Theatre on July 2, 1971 and it screened its last adult movie on December 16, 1971. The following day it reverted back to regular movies and closed January 20, 1972. The building is currently home to Holt’s Place Bar & Grill.
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