This historic 1911 movie theatre is undergoing extensive renovation. Restoration was recently completed and the theatre now shows classic movies and live performances.
The Rialto opened in 1911, and around the 30s or 40s, when it was acquired by Malco Theatres, received an Art Moderne remodel, including its large and ornate marquee, with the theater's name in large letters on each side of the triangular marquee, and the front panel in gold and rose colored stripes, the stylized, intertwined letters M and T inside a circle.
The Rialto was extensively renovated and restored in 2000 for use as a peforming arts venue, with live stage shows, musical acts and concerts.
Other History nearby:
(Little Rock) Arkansas Governor's Mansion
(Little Rock) Arkansas State Capitol
(Little Rock) Arkansas Territorial Restoration
(Little Rock) Baker House Bed & Breakfast
(London) Horniman Museum & Gardens
(Hot Springs Nation) Mid-America Science Museum homepage
03/02 Coming to The Morrilton area
Arkansas Scottish Festival Batesville AR April13-14 Located on the campus of Bates College, the festival kicks off with a celtic concert on Friday night and include bagpipe contests and highland dancing competitions.
Arkansas Literary Festival Little Rock AR April18-21 The tenth anniversary gathering with events on both sides of the river. Featuring well known authors Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana.
Riverfest Little Rock AR May24-26 Riverfest is a celebration of visual and performing arts that is held annually over Memorial Day weekend on the banks of the Arkansas River in Little Rock.
National Poultry Festival Rogers AR June14-15 In addition to a music concert, the weekend events includes a golf tournament, fishing tournament, skeet shoot, horseshoe tournament, ladies luncheon, motorcycle rally, kids’ activities, ice cream socials, a barbecue cooking contest, and a barbecue fair where delicious food can be sampled.
Johnson County Peach Festival Clarksville AR July25-28 Johnson County Peach Festival is the oldest festival in the State. Concessionaires bring their wares from good ol' home cookin' to handmade arts and crafts. Enjoy live entertainment and don't miss the Peach Cobbler Bake-Off and Jam/Jelly Contest.
Hope Watermelon Festival Hope AR August9-11 Watermelon Olympics, melon judging and auction, watermelon eating contest, seed spitting contest, melon toss, antique engine show, entertainment and SW Arkansas' largest arts and crafts show.