Rialto Theatre

105 N. Silver Street,
Deming, NM 88030

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Previous Names: Grand Theatre

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Rialto Theatre

The Grand Theatre was opened October 20, 1917. It was renamed Rialto Theatre in December 1919.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 18, 2014 at 2:29 pm

The December 5, 1919, issue of The Deming Headlight said that the Rialto Theatre would open on December 11. The house had previously been called the Grand Theatre, which had opened no later than January, 1918 (the earliest mention of it I’ve found.)

The owner of the Rialto was Sol Carragien, the brother of James Carragien, who had opened the Princess Theatre in 1917 and taken over the Isis Theatre in 1918. The March 14, 1919, issue of the newspaper had reported James Carragian’s sale of his two theaters to his brother Sol, who already taken over the Pastime and Grand Theatres.

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