History

History Facts Of The Rialto Theatre

Homer A. Graves originally showed movie at the town Opera House starting in July 1928.
Mr. Graves purchased the “Blandin Block” from Mr. & Mrs. Frank Spaulding.
First show on January 3rd 1931 was Follow The Leader  starring Ed Wynn
released December 6th 1930 directed by Norman Taurog (Paramount)
Graves Theatre Circuit
5th theatre built for the Graves Theatre Circuit
theatre section of building “the shell” was salvaged from the fire and used over… the steel siding is original from 1930
June 23rd 1932 current building opened for business