Rialto Theatre

  • Address: 1620 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC 27608
  • Area: Midtown Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.856.8683


The Rialto is one of the more charming theaters in the Triangle. It was built in 1942 and although recently renovated, it still retains its original beauty, with its vintage recessed lighting and performance stage. To read more about its history, go to our history page. The Rialto has one large theater with NEC digital projection and six channel sound system that shows foreign and independent films as well as the Rocky Horror Picture Show, every third Friday at midnight. If you want a classy movie going experience, this is the theater to come to. We even serve beer and wine along with our other concessions! If you have a Special Event (Wedding, private screening, video gaming, or planning a performance) consider having it at the Rialto. Our theater is a popular venue for performances, weddings, private screenings, parties, and other events. Go to our rent a theater page to find out more.