Rialto Theatre

★★★★★
  • 1620 Glenwood Avenue

    Raleigh, NC 27608

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  • 919-856-8683

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To One and All,
I am a recent resident of Raleigh and from the Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria and the Rialto coupled with The Point Restaurant next door has added another plus for my relocation.
The atmosphere is different from most thatres--the customers seem to really come to see the movie! Case in point,I was turning my cell off,but was a second of light and a woman from 2 seats away leaned and hit my arm and said "no cells!
I was bit stunned,but understood--would prefer a galss of wine for I am not a beer drinker,but perhaps this will come and the popcorn is first rate.

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To One and All,
I am a recent resident of Raleigh and from the Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria and the Rialto coupled with The Point Restaurant next door has added another plus for my relocation.
The atmosphere is different from most thatres--the customers seem to really come to see the movie! Case in point,I was turning my cell off,but was a second of light and a woman from 2 seats away leaned and hit my arm and said "no cells!
I was bit stunned,but understood--would prefer a galss of wine for I am not a beer drinker,but perhaps this will come and the popcorn is first rate.

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The Rialto has been around forever and plays the artsy films. If you are a college kid, be sure to check out the midnight showings of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, if they are still doing that...

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The Rialto has been around forever and plays the artsy films. If you are a college kid, be sure to check out the midnight showings of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, if they are still doing that...

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I love Rialto theater! Where else can you go to see a great movie in an old fashioned yet retro theater! (With REAL buttered popcorn I may add!) I had never been there before, but will surely go back. Especially since finding such a cozy,

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I love Rialto theater! Where else can you go to see a great movie in an old fashioned yet retro theater! (With REAL buttered popcorn I may add!) I had never been there before, but will surely go back. Especially since finding such a cozy,

Pros: Great movies, friendly service, nicely priced & EXCELLENT food...right next door at "The Point"

Cons: None yet & I dont see any forthcoming

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While reading an article in the new NC Signature magazine about Five Points, I noticed the Rialto Theatre, which looks so familiar - in the late 1950's I live in Five Points, on Sunset Dr and went to many movies at the then Colony Theatre

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While reading an article in the new NC Signature magazine about Five Points, I noticed the Rialto Theatre, which looks so familiar - in the late 1950's I live in Five Points, on Sunset Dr and went to many movies at the then Colony Theatre

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i grew up in Raleigh and have seen tons of great movies and bands play at the rialto..i'm really happy in all this time they have stayed just the way they are..they paved the road for theaters to show non-mainstream movies,sell beer and

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i grew up in Raleigh and have seen tons of great movies and bands play at the rialto..i'm really happy in all this time they have stayed just the way they are..they paved the road for theaters to show non-mainstream movies,sell beer and

Pros: movies, staff, ambience

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WOW! My first visit was to see Brokeback Mountain. The staff are great, and there is REAL butter popcorn. Was I shocked? Yes! This theater seats close to 250 people, and the seating is great. You will not see movies like the X-men,

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WOW! My first visit was to see Brokeback Mountain. The staff are great, and there is REAL butter popcorn. Was I shocked? Yes! This theater seats close to 250 people, and the seating is great. You will not see movies like the X-men,

Pros: value, safe area, places to eat near

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Even though it's almost always freezing in the theatre, it's a nice place to see a movie. The seats are comfortable and they sell beer and wine. Check out a movie and sip on a rioja. It's also in a convenient location.

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Even though it's almost always freezing in the theatre, it's a nice place to see a movie. The seats are comfortable and they sell beer and wine. Check out a movie and sip on a rioja. It's also in a convenient location.

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I always feel classy when i visit the rialto. the rialto is an old 1950s theater located near gelnwood south. The patrons range from teenagers to older folks, and the movies are typically independent films taht are not being shown in any other thaeter in town, although occasionally you'll be able to see a blockbuster or two.

Great place for a unique time...

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I always feel classy when i visit the rialto. the rialto is an old 1950s theater located near gelnwood south. The patrons range from teenagers to older folks, and the movies are typically independent films taht are not being shown in any other thaeter in town, although occasionally you'll be able to see a blockbuster or two.

Great place for a unique time...

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The rialto was built in the 50's...and you can tell. theres no stadium seating, no fantastic speaker system, and no big blockbusters. What they do have are fantastic independent films, and a modest snack bar. If your looking for a little class for your night at the movies, give the rialto a try...you might be surprised.

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The rialto was built in the 50's...and you can tell. theres no stadium seating, no fantastic speaker system, and no big blockbusters. What they do have are fantastic independent films, and a modest snack bar. If your looking for a little class for your night at the movies, give the rialto a try...you might be surprised.

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The Rialto is one of my favorite places in Raleigh. It's located near downtown Raleigh, plays lots of Indy movies AND you can have a beer while you are watching your favorite Indy movie! If you're wanting to do something different they show The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Friday nights at midnight. Be sure to wear your best pair of underwear!

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The Rialto is one of my favorite places in Raleigh. It's located near downtown Raleigh, plays lots of Indy movies AND you can have a beer while you are watching your favorite Indy movie! If you're wanting to do something different they show The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Friday nights at midnight. Be sure to wear your best pair of underwear!

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The Rialto is one of the only movie theaters in Raleigh that shows limited release, independent, and controversial movies. Every Friday night at midnight they host a Rocky Horror Picture Show showing which is a unique experience unto itself. They also play host to Burning Coal Theatre Company, a non-profit theatre company that does a wide variety of interactive plays. Some of the best movies I have seen in the past year have been at The Rialto. Unlike some other smaller theaters, they have Dolby Surround Sound and every seat in the house has a good view of the screen. They have the typical movie food, but also a small bar that serves alcohol.

PROS: Best place to watch Indy films
CONS: Not for those who want flashy theaters

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The Rialto is one of the only movie theaters in Raleigh that shows limited release, independent, and controversial movies. Every Friday night at midnight they host a Rocky Horror Picture Show showing which is a unique experience unto itself. They also play host to Burning Coal Theatre Company, a non-profit theatre company that does a wide variety of interactive plays. Some of the best movies I have seen in the past year have been at The Rialto. Unlike some other smaller theaters, they have Dolby Surround Sound and every seat in the house has a good view of the screen. They have the typical movie food, but also a small bar that serves alcohol.

PROS: Best place to watch Indy films
CONS: Not for those who want flashy theaters

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This is my favorite place to see an independent film. I am a sucker for the retro feel that this theater offers. Plus you can spend your etire evening in 5 points. Start at Lilly's move to third place then head on over to Rialto for a

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This is my favorite place to see an independent film. I am a sucker for the retro feel that this theater offers. Plus you can spend your etire evening in 5 points. Start at Lilly's move to third place then head on over to Rialto for a

Pros: good location, great atmosphere, good movies

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One of the best movie-going experiences in Raleigh. And since the Rialto installed new seats a few years ago, it's finally a comfortable one.

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One of the best movie-going experiences in Raleigh. And since the Rialto installed new seats a few years ago, it's finally a comfortable one.

Pros: indie flicks, sells beer

 

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