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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 14 attractions in Joliet
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Theaters
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chicago area
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

IDEAL venue for concerts. Vaudeville era theater restored to perfection; this was built before sound amplification so audio is excellent. I've been here dozens of times. Rialto also provides tours and if you have the chance do not pass it up.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

this theater is completely renovated back to when it was first built.Seating to view a show is great. sound is excellent.Going to an event there will be a very enjoyable time.

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Morris, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

It is a beautiful historical place. Not a bad seat in the place for concert, play etc. Highly recommend everyone to see this historical landmark.

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Bourbonnais, IL
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This is truly a classic theatre. We had excellent seats in the middle Row V for a comedy show. Great acoustics and temperature was fine for our weird winter/spring weather. The biggest complaint is so few women restroom accommodations. There was a huge line prior to the start of the show. Because of the age of the theatre they are... More

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McHenry, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We attended the late show of Jim Gaffigan on 3/22/14. There is not a bad seat in the house! The theatre is beautifully restored. They had snacks and reasonably prices drinks (alcohol, soft drinks and bottled water) that you could bring into the theatre. The ushers escort each group to their seats so that slows things down a bit, but... More

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Joliet, Illinois
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Saw an amazing look alike performance at the Rialto theater last night called "Let the Led Out." Stairway to Heaven, Dazed and Confused and a Whole lotta love was excellent.

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Chicago, IL
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

You have to see something here at least once. I don't think there is really a bad seat in the house. The lobby and theater are absolutely beautiful with chandeliers and carvings on the ceiling.

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Joliet, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Wonderfully restored REALLY old school theater features fabulous gold leafed sculpture and decor, grand staircases, a huge organ that sinks into the stage, the coolest antique chandelier you will ever see, and great entertainment for the most part. Unfortunately, they serve THE WORST alcoholic beverages anywhere- stale wine, bad whiskey. UGH. Forget the $30 VIP drink/h'orderves lounge thing- I wouldn't... More

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new lenox, il
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Rialto is a beautifully restored theater originally built in the 1930s Good entertainment venue.

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Joliet, Illinois
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9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Historic theater with great seats Throughout the house. Arrive early so you take in the architecture before the lights dim!

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