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Rialto Theatre


1481 Broadway, New York, NY

Thomas W. Lamb and Rosario Candela, architects. In 1916, Hammerstein's Victoria Theatre was demolished and replaced by a movie theatre called the Rialto. In 1935, that theatre was torn down and a new structure was built on the site, featuring a smaller Rialto as well as shops, offices, and a TV studio that later housed Geraldo Rivera and Montel Williams' programs. By the 1970s, it was operating as an adult film house. In February of 1980, it became a legit house. In 2002, it was demolished.

Built: 1916    Demolished: 2002   

Theatre Names Named
Rialto Theatre 1980     
ProductionsProduction Dates
Blues in the Night
Musical, Original, Revue
Jun 02, 1982 - Jul 18, 1982
The World of Sholom Aleichem
Play, Original
Written by Arnold Perl
Feb 11, 1982 - Feb 28, 1982
Marlowe
Musical, Original
Music by Jimmy Horowitz; Book by Leo Rost; Lyrics by Jimmy Horowitz, Leo Rost
Oct 12, 1981 - Nov 22, 1981
Musical Chairs
Musical, Original
Music by Tom Savage; Book by Tom Savage, Barry Berg, Ken Donnelly; Lyrics by Tom Savage
May 14, 1980 - May 25, 1980
Canterbury Tales
Musical, Revival
Feb 12, 1980 - Feb 24, 1980