Rialto Theatre

209 W. Main Street,
Florence, CO 81226

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Functions: Concerts, Live Performances, Live Theatre

Styles: Neo-Classical

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 719.784.7255

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Rialto Theatre

The Rialto Theatre opened in 1923 as an opera house with almost 900 seats. By 1927 it was screening movies. It closed in 1959. It lay unused for six years and was reopened on March 5, 1966, but closed in December 1966. Renovation work continues in 2020 and it operates as a live theatre.

Contributed by Richard Doner, David Gloss

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sxellis on December 31, 2012 at 9:23 am

I grew up in Florence and it is defiantly West main.

correctiononpage on March 14, 2013 at 12:22 am

This is NOT the OFFICAL website for the Rialto Theater. Go to http://therialtotheater.org for the offical site. Lots of excellent information there and will soon be brought up to date as to their progress. The address on the site IS CORRECT and the Google map of this site is a joke. I’ve found most Google maps to be a joke.

MichaelKilgore on February 9, 2020 at 6:40 pm

Boxoffice, April 18, 1966: “FLORENCE, COLO. – The Rialto Theatre, which endured six long, cold years of darkness and silence, has now been in operation again for more than a month under the able direction of Harold Andrews. … the Rialto in Florence had encountered hard times after being operated from 1916 on by the McCormick family. Finally, in 1959, after trying running the Rialto on weekends only, Harold McCormick closed the doors permanently … before giving it up to Everett Cole … Early this year, Andrews leased the theatre from Cole … and began remodeling for the March 5 reopening.”

Boxoffice, Dec. 5, 1966: “The Rialto Theatre, Florence, has been closed”

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