Rialto Theater (Monticello, New York)

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Rialto Theatre
Rialto Theater Monticello NY May 09.jpg
Rialto Theater, May 2009
Rialto Theater (Monticello, New York) is located in New York
Rialto Theater (Monticello, New York)
Rialto Theater (Monticello, New York) is located in the US
Rialto Theater (Monticello, New York)
Location Broadway, Monticello, New York
Coordinates 41°39′20″N 74°41′17″W / 41.65556°N 74.68806°W / 41.65556; -74.68806Coordinates: 41°39′20″N 74°41′17″W / 41.65556°N 74.68806°W / 41.65556; -74.68806
Area less than one acre
Built 1921
Architect Motel, Emil
Architectural style Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals
NRHP reference # 01000043[1]
Added to NRHP February 2, 2001

Rialto Theatre, also known as the Miller and Washington Block, is a historic commercial block and theatre located at Monticello in Sullivan County, New York. It was built in 1921 and the theatre was developed as part of a commercial block which incorporated three storefronts and a restaurant occupying the entire second floor. The block is two stories tall and a broad six bays wide, constructed of brick. The theatre auditorium extended 136 feet to the rear and constructed of parged concrete. The former lobby is occupied by a storefront.[2] The auditorium was demolished in 2003.[3] The theater's marquee was removed during renovations in 2012, supposedly because it was deteriorated, when "workers pulled it apart in pieces and junked it," according to a published account.[4]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Kathleen LaFrank (August 2000). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Rialto Theatre". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-06-26.  See also: "Accompanying nine photos". 
  3. ^ "Cinema Treasures: Rialto Theater". Retrieved 2010-06-26. 
  4. ^ Victor Whitman. "Renovations start on Monticello's Rialto building". Times Herald-Record, 2010-10-03. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 

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