Rialto Cinema

47 Briggate,
Leeds, LS1 6HF

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rivest266 on October 25, 2021 at 11:12 am

Grand opening ad posted.

HJHill on December 12, 2018 at 2:13 pm

The Yorkshire Evening Post of 28 Dec 1928 reported that Western Electric sound equipment had been installed at the Rialto. It catered for sound-on-disc (Vitaphone) and sound-on-film (Movietone). There were four horn speakers behind the screen covering almost all of the screen. Two were optimised for speech. Valves in the amplifier cost £30 each. The horns and the gramophone parts were manufactured by HMV (The Gramophone Co Ltd of Hayes). The whole installation cost £7,000.

JohnGn on January 4, 2016 at 12:59 pm

A minor correction – the title of the last film to be shown was “Woman Tamer”, a 1935 film starring George Raft and Joan Bennett, which played in a double-bill with the Will Hay film “Oh Mr. Porter”.