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Rialto Theater, Brighton, Livingston, Michigan

Item

HCDL-ngp-T003-01-0003_u.jpg

Title

Rialto Theater, Brighton, Livingston, Michigan

Description

This is a photograph taken in Brighton, Michigan, on West Main Street.  It depicts an unknown parade, and in the background is the  Former Opera House, the Rialto Theatre.

The Rialto Theatre, 307 West Main Steeet, Brighton, Michigan, was originally built in 1918 to show silent movies.  Silent movies were often accompanied by piano music provided by a local artist.   

The Rialto Theatre was a multi-use theater between 1918 and 1937 hosting movies, meetings, music, commencements, lectures and conventions.  In 1937, there was extensive remodeling of the Rialto converting it into a bowling alley.  After World War II, the Bowling Alley was demolished to make way for a parking lot.

Parade participants: unknown.

Subject

Theaters

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Image

Date

1940's

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Original Format

film negative

Collection

Citation

“Rialto Theater, Brighton, Livingston, Michigan,” Howell Area Archives Digital Archive, accessed July 18, 2024, https://archives.howelllibrary.org/items/show/9552.
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