Rialto Theatre

7 Goodyear Boulevard,
Akron, OH 44305

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This opened on May 5th, 1920 with 1,004 seats. Located on Goodyear Boulevard at E. Market Street, across from the Goodyear Auditorium (aka Goodyear Theater). It was closed in 1954 when it had been operating with 848 seats. It was converted into a live music venue which closed in 1984 and was demolished.

It is not to be confused with the Rialto Theatre at 1000 Kenmore Boulevard.

Contributed by MIKE RIVEST

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rivest266 on November 6, 2016 at 9:51 am

Grand opening ads in the photo section.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 7, 2016 at 6:51 am

The November 15, 1919, issue of Motion Picture News had an item about the Rialto in East Akron:

“H. E. Horwitz, owner of the Olympia theatre, Cleveland, has just closed a deal for the purchase of the new Rialto theatre, which is in the course of construction in East Akron, Ohio, directly opposite the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. The house, which will cost $250,000 when completed, will have all the latest building and projection equipment, with accommodations for 1200 people.”

dallasmovietheaters on January 21, 2023 at 9:47 pm

The Rialto Theatre closed in 1954 without converting to widescreen presentations. The building was sold six months later to Goodyear Local 2. They used it for country music jamborees in the late 1950s. It was later renamed as Goodyear Local 2 Hall / Building housing meetings and community service events. Local 2 decided to move to new digs in 1984 with Goodyear Corp. buying the building and having it demolished for a proposed park.

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