|The Rialto Theater built in 1917 as Quinn's Rialto, a nickelodeon, the Rialto was purchased by Sid Grauman in 1919 and it quickly became part of his growing empire.
The Rialto continued to show first run films for decades and eventually switched to Spanish-language films to suit the changing neighborhood.
Sadly, like many of the area's theaters, its lobby is now home to small retail shops. Its auditorium sits quietly waiting, perhaps in vain, to reopen. And its large marquee remains blank. |
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Category: Buildings: Other
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