Rialto Theatre

846 W. North Avenue,
Baltimore, MD 21217

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Previously operated by: State Theatres Circuit (aka Rome Theaters)

Architects: George S. Childs, William O. Sparklin

Firms: Sparklin & Childs

Styles: Italian Renaissance

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Rialto Theatre

Located to the northwest of the city. The Rialto Theatre was opened on June 24, 1916. It was designed by architectural firm Sparklin & Childs in an Italian Renaissance style. Originally seating was provided for 499. It was equipped with a Kimball organ.

The seating capacity was enlarged to 650 in 1919. It was remodeled in 1927, with the seating capacity increased to 785.

Renovated in 1960, the Rialto Theatre was closed in 1964, and has since been demolished.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 13, 2012 at 8:52 am

Kilduffs Baltimore has a page for the Rialto with a vintage photo and scans of ads.

rivest266 on January 30, 2017 at 3:40 am

June 24th, 1916 grand opening ad in the photo section.

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