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Rialto Theatre

Main St
Aurora IL

Demolished 1928
Record #20678  
 Opened: 1919
 Closed: 1928
 Demolished: 1928
Capacity: 2250 seats
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As:

Information for this tour was contributed by Konrad Schiecke.

The Rialto Theatre opened in 1919 with 2250 seats and was located on Main Street (now Galena Boulevard). It was a conversion of the Sylvandell Dance Hall, which was built in 1915. There was a bowling alley in the basement and a new pipe organ was installed in the theatre. In October 1928, the Rialto burned to the ground in what was termed the "million dollar fire."


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Last featured 5/31/2002. Last edited 8/7/2021.

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