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Rialto Square Theatre

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Address: 15 E. Van Buren Street, Joliet, IL 60432
Phone Number: (815) 726-7171
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The Jewel of Joliet

This theatre was built in 1926 and has been refurbished but kept its original look. It is full of sparkling mirrors & marble and has a beautiful chandelier called "The Duchess... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Joliet, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This theatre was built in 1926 and has been refurbished but kept its original look. It is full of sparkling mirrors & marble and has a beautiful chandelier called "The Duchess". The theatre seats 1,900 with main floor seats and balcony seats. There are a number of different shows that reaches out from small children to the oldest of baby... More 

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New Lenox, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is a classic Midwest 19th Century Opera House. It's ornately decorated and well-maintained. Rialto has a regular schedule of acts ranging from the unique to the famous. This is a great place to visit just to walk through, but it's an even better venue for one of their shows.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great theatre. Love the old charm of the decor, especially during the holidays. If you get a chance to hear the organ played, take it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We saw Alton Brown there. Every seat was good and the atmosphere was great.The architecture was beautiful. I just wish we knew more about the area before we went for dining options.

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Crest Hill, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I've been going to this theatre since I was a little girl. My grandmother saw "Gone With The Wind" here too. This was an old vaudeville theatre during the 1920's and is decorated to mimic "Versailles."

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The Rialto is a beautiful Theatre. They have many concerts playing and we enjoy going to the Rialto to watch special movies, after the Easter Parade.

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Joliet, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Awesome venue for plays or concerts! The older décor is charming & welcoming. I've never had a bad experience here.

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Wheaton, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I have been to the Rialto for both plays and receptions. It is a most interesting venue, something right out of the 1920s and filled with history, glitz and glitter. The detail in the ceiling, wall and flooring is amazing and it is truly a benefit to Joliet to have this historical gem preserved. If you have never been to... More 

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Joliet
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

If you have experienced one or more of the renovated theaters in Chicago (Like the Chicago Theater) and liked the atmosphere of a vintage 20th century theater, you need to consider attending a performance at the Rialto Square Theater in Joliet. The beautiful and ornate venue offers an annual performance series and many special appearances as well. Rich in tradition,... More 

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Plainfield, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

I love the beautiful architecture of this theatre. It is a wonderful setting to view a show! I have seen many artists here and every time is enjoyable. I recently graduated college and it was held here. It was too beautiful for words! A little advice..if you can use the bathroom during the show..there are only two and they get... More 

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