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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 10 Attractions in Joliet
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Joliet, Illinois
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77 reviews 77 reviews
44 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

We have attended this lovely theater many times, and just went to see Mannheim Steamroller's Christmas Spectacular here! We sat back pretty far, but there are no bad seats in this theater. They sell pop and alcohol there, and fare like cookies and cakes. Space is utilized well for autograph sessions, and the floors sparkle with cleanliness. Memberships are available... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

Attended the Mannheim Steamroller concert at this elegant and classic theater. The acoustics were great and the venue was comfortable. Take the time to explore the inside of the theater. Parking was easy. The surrounding area did not offer much after concert places to go - a quiet area. Will return for other concerts.

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Palatine, Illinois
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57 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

My camera club had a wonderful opportunity to photograph this theater. We paid a small fee and had a private afternoon to run around and photograph the mirrors, crystal chandeliers and stairs. Normally, I don't think you can bring your tripods but since it was a private event, we were able to use them, and took wonderful photos. If you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I have been attending events at the Rialto since the 1950's when as a child we used to go watch movies. They have completely overhauled and restored this gem of a theatre. The seats are comfy and I don't think there is a seat in the house with a bad view. This theatre is comparable to the Paramount in Aurora,... More 

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Palatine, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My daughter had her wedding reception there this past weekend and we were all in awe of how beautiful the building was. There were many options of how to utilize the building: she choose to have her cocktail hour on the stage, then the guests were asked to take a seat in the theater and a short slide show of... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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146 reviews 146 reviews
29 attraction reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

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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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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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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