Rialto Theatre

27 Main Street,
Jacksonville, FL 32202

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Previously operated by: Consolidated Theatres, E.J. Sparks Theatres, Southern Enterprises

Previous Names: Prince Theater

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The Prince Theater was both a live and film venue with seating for 1,059. It opened in the early-1900’s was operating as a movie theatre from July 12, 1912 screening William Russell in “Under Two Flags” & “The Cook Came Back”. It was equipped with a theatre pipe organ and had a six piece orchestra. On November 30, 1916 it was renamed Rialto Theatre. It was still open in 1940, but had closed by 1941. It has since been demolished.

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rivest266 on May 20, 2024 at 5:20 am

The Prince Theatre, initially opened on July 12th, 1912, underwent a transformation and emerged as the Rialto Theatre on November 30th, 1916. Subsequently, it was managed by Southern Enterprises, Consolidated Theatres, and Spark’s. Grand opening ads posted.

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