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“Best theater around”

Rialto Square Theatre
Ranked #1 of 30 things to do in Joliet
Certificate of Excellence
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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 drink there for free. I am not kidding. You have to go "pre-lit". Even still, a fabulous theater you should patronize.

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Reviewed November 25, 2013

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

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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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Reviewed November 25, 2013

We have attended many concerts here. This theater never fails to inspire us. It is elegant with a curved winding staircase and chandalier. No bad seats anywhere. Last concert attended was Perpetuum Jazille!

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Reviewed November 17, 2013

What can you say about a beautiful, fully-restored theatre that is in a class by itself among theaters in major metropolitan areas? Salvaged from the threat of the wrecking ball in the 1970's, the majesty and charm of the Rialto lives on through the generations. The acts vary from big names to mid-level, but the beauty of the Rialto is that their schedule offers often mirrors those in Chicago without the $45 parking fee and the gas/mileage that comes with it. Big city entertainment close to home.

Thank Murph211
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