Art Theatre

314 Monroe Street NW,
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Previous Names: Superba Theatre, Rialto Theatre

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Rialto Theatre

Opened by 1916 as the Superba Theatre. Tt was renamed Rialto Theatre on September 4, 1932 with Eddie Cantor in “Palmy Days” & Beryl Mercer in “Midnight Morals”. It later renamed the Art Theatre. Seating for the Art Theatre was listed at 450. This theatre was owned by Clark Theatres.

The Art Theatre closed in 1955 and was later demolished. The Devos Place Convention & Performance Center is now where the Art Theatre once stood.

Contributed by Chuck

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 2, 2011 at 2:37 am

The 1922 Grand Rapids City Directory lists a theater called the Superba at 314 Monroe Avenue.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 2, 2011 at 4:53 am

The Superba Theatre is also listed in the 1916 city directory, at the same address.

elvelaw on May 7, 2012 at 7:35 pm

Eat your heart out NASCAR fans. GR Public Museum pictures of fans waiting in line to see Ralph DePalma at the Superba/Rialto Theatre.

elvelaw on May 7, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Re: my previous post. My bad. The fans are waiting in line at the Orpheum Theatre, 322-326 Monroe NW. The Rialto, at 314 Monroe NW, is in the picture though, on the far right side of the picture and on the other side of Quaker Lunch.

elvelaw on May 11, 2012 at 2:05 pm

This theatre was across Monroe from the DeVos Performance Center, near where the Calder Plaza Building is now.

rivest266 on February 24, 2024 at 9:50 pm

Reopened as Rialto on September 4th, 1932. Grand opening ad posted.

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