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Rialto Square Theatre

15 E. Van Buren Street, Joliet, IL 60432
(815) 726-7171
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Joliet
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
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Kitchener, Canada
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139 reviews 139 reviews
28 attraction reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Saw Yakov Smirnoff perform here September 27. I was just stunned by all the ornate and elaborate decoration that went into this old theatre. And it looks like they still employ the original ushers! LOL How cute. Clean, no musty "old building" smells to be had here. I urge you to take in a show here whenever you get the... More

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Woodridge, Illinois
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17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We have been here several times for concert, but most recent in December. This venue is a historical land mark and the inside is really something to see! It is a true throw back to the way theators use to be designed! They did an amazing renovation!

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Plano, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Having been born and raised in Chicago land area, I left the Rialto Square Theatre last night wondering, why have I not been here sooner? This theatre is so special, you have to experience it at least once, you will be amazed! The architecture is breath taking, the staff were extremely friendly, informative, and helpful. The prices are very reasonable,... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

There is absolutely no way to adequately describe The Rialto. Pictures do not do it justice. Built in 1926, it was lovingly restored in the 80's and with the help of incredibly dedicated volunteers, it is still the most beautiful building I have ever seen. I love old theaters and have toured many. The Rialto tops them all. Take the... More

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Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

First time to visit this theatre. It's elegant and classic to let me enjoy a show in Joliet. Sure that I will come again when I stay in Chicago.

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Joliet, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Very beautiful and a lot of history behind it must see. The architecture is beautiful. Down from there is the joliet library which is another land mark that visitors would like to see while in joliet.

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Joliet, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a great place to enjoy entertainment without having to go into the city. They publish their schedule of events well in advance, so that you can plan when to visit. They have something for everyone from comedy to magic to music and more. I love the inside, too. I can't wait to go see Colin and Brad's comedy... More

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Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We nabbed last minute tickets to Straight No Chaser and headed downtown Joliet. This hotel was BEAUTIFUL! We arrived before the auditorium doors opened but the attendants were so friendly and told us historical nuggets about the place. It's a must see if you're ever in Joliet and have a bit of downtime. Such a lovely piece of history!

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The Rialto theatre is a rare beauty of the past. I have seen many amazing shows here. If there is something to see that interests you, go!

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Joliet, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I went here to see the Ghost Hunters show. It was my first time at this theatre. What a beautiful theatre! It's small and the people who work here are very helpful and friendly. I kept staring at the walls and ceiling because it was all so breathtaking. I would highly recommend going here.

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