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April 7, 2017

The Florence Kickoff for Pinwheels for Prevention was held in front of the Rialto with community and Rialto Board members present. Ken Trusty, Rialto Board Member surprised the gathering with his giant pinwheel, reported to be the largest in the state!

Rialto supports Pinwheels for Prevention of Child Abuse with the Florence Kickoff Ceremony on April 7, at 5:30 pm.

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March 22, 2017

Vice President Todd Williams, receives a certificate of appreciation for his Rialto Update presentation from Shirley Baney, President of the Canon City Rotary Club.  Great job Todd!

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February 4, 2017
Inaugural State of the City Presentation and Breakfast

An estimated 65 residents attended the Inaugural State of the City (Florence) presentation and breakfast this morning at the Rialto. Mayor Keith Ore and City Manager Mike Patterson gave a past, current and future outlook of the city. Claire Willows entertained the audience on guitar and keyboard upon when they arrived and during breakfast.

Inaugural State of the City Presentation

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January 2017

A Bad Year for Tomatoes Playbill

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Check Out The New Neon Marquee!

Rialto Theather Marquee in Neon Lights

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November 2016

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Florence High School Grad., Elliott Ham, is back in town for a personal tour of the Rialto Theater.

 

Rialto board members and families at the "Kill the Keg" Fund Raiser.

Rialto board members and families at the “Kill the Keg” Fund Raiser at Florence Brewing Company.

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Halloween 2016

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Larry Baker, Rich Burleson, Beryl Baker and Donna Murphy admiring the various Halloween costumes.

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Board members, Marty Burleson, Ken Trusty, and volunteer, Jaden Williams hand out candy on Halloween.

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Trick or Treaters hanging out at the Rialto Theater on Halloween. Alien craft built by board member, Ken Trusty.

 

Rich Burleson

Rich Burleson, is our number 1 volunteer!

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Oct. 12, 2016

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The Rialto Board of Directors received the 2016 Governor’s Award for downtown excellence. Downtown Colorado, Inc. recently presented the Colorful Colorado Award for creative fundraising to Larry Baker, Project Committee Chairperson. During the past year the Rialto Board created many unique ways of fundraising to assist with the theater renovations. Included were internet campaigns, sitting on the marquee for three days, to collecting spare change in a 6-foot tube in front of the Rialto during the 99 Dog Days of Summer.

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Sept. 28-29, 2016

Looking for local talent…The Fremont Civic Theatre will hold auditions at the Rialto on Wednesday and Thursday evening from 6-8p for performances in January. More details about the January performances later….stay tuned!

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Pioneer Day Parade — Sept. 17, 2016

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New Board member, Ken Trusty at the wheels of his restored Willy’s while President Ron Hinkle drives the Spare Change tube in the Rialto’s entry in the Florence Pioneer Day Parade. Vice President Todd Williams snapped the photo and walk the parade route as well. Thanks to Treasurer Nancy Fenyes for the late night banners that hung on either side. Remember When silent movies were shown at the Rialto, Remember When talkies took over, Remember When the Florence Follies were on stage, Remember When the Red Brick Players were on stage and the Firemen’s Ball was held at the Rialto! Be an active partner of the Rialto Rennovation today by becoming a Friend of the Rialto or make a monetary contribution.
Absolutely the last chance to drop your spare change in the yellow tube as we will wheel the tube to the bank on Monday at 12 noon!

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Summer 2016
Brent Rupard, Singer/Songwiter, and Anthony Olympia Visit 

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Anthony Olympia and Brent Rupard, singer/songwriter from Nashville, stop to tour the Rialto Theater.

Vice president Todd Williams had the pleasure to give Brent Rupard, singer/songwriter from Nashville TN,  and Anthony Olympia a personal tour of the Rialto Theater.  Brent and Anthony were in town to join the Mark Chestnutt concert at the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park for the park after dark concert series.  After a spur of the moment decision, the duo grabbed their guitars and sang us a song!  What a treat for the folks currently touring the theater.  You just never know what can happen, at any moment, at the Rialto Theater.

Anthony Olympia and Brent Rupard play a guitar song will visiting the Rialto Theater.

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May 28 – Sept. 19, 2016

It Makes Cents -- Rialto Fund Raiser on Marque

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Todd Williams, Board Vice-President inserts coins into the spare change tube he designed and built for the Rialto “It Just Makes Good Cents” campaign. Project Officer, Larry Baker, and Marty Burleson, Secretary, look on. If a litre full of dimes equals $500 how much money will the 6 ‘ 6″ in diameter PVC tube hold? It’s part of a Rialto Fundaising 99-day Dog Days of Summer campaign which runs from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Support the Rialto with your spare change!

Rialto Theater's "It Makes Cents to Donate" Campaign pic

From left to right, Todd Williams, Larry Baker, and Marty Burleson

Tom Osowicki and Todd Williams

Even the Florence High School Class of 1986 came home to donate to their Historic Rialto Theater! Todd Williams and Tom Osowicki. ~ Photo by Amber Bateman

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Child making a donation

People enjoying the Ring Toss at the 4th of July Celebration

People enjoying the Ring Toss at the 4th of July Celebration

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Free Tours at the Rialto Theater on Saturdays from 11am to 2pm

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May Day Fundraiser pic

Mayday fundraiser a success pic

April 8, 2016, the “Marquee Sitting Campaign”

Rialto Theater at night

 City Manager, Mike Patterson, in both the picture above and below —  April 8, 2016, the “Marquee Sitting Campaign”.

City Manager, Mike Patterson

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Pres. Ron Hinkle — April 8, 2016, the “Marquee Sitting Campaign”

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Scenes from The Historic Rialto Theater Re-enactment for a three-minute film to garner funds to match the Larry and Beryl Baker up-to-$50,000 donation. March 18, 2016

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Maitre d' at the Rialto Theater

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Rialto Theater Advertisement

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President Ron Hinkle and KRLN's Keri Jacobs preparing to go live on "Morning Line".

President Ron Hinkle and KRLN’s Keri Jacobs preparing to go live on “Morning Line”. Vice President Todd Williams snaps a pic before he joins the interview.

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Rialto Theater Historic Entryway

Both pictures are of the Rialto Theater’s original entryway.  Notice the lovely restored detail on the ceiling. The photos are of past events at the Rialto.  November 2016


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Gold Belt Tour — March 7, 2016

Christmas window at the Rialto Theater

Christmas 2015

Christmas Window at the Rialto Theater

opening night picture

Original Playbill

Rialto Theater's stone work on building front

August 2015

Rialto Theater in Florence, CO. Side view.

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