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The Rialto Theater in Joliet.

The Rialto Theater in Joliet.

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Rialto Square Theatre lineup and Beer Bash

Rialto Square Theatre has added three shows to our summer/fall calendar. Celtic juggernauts, Gaelic Storm, comedian Heather Land, and iconic percussionist, Sheila E. will all perform live from the Rialto Square Theatre stage in the coming months. In addition to the three shows, they will also host the inaugural Rialto Square Theatre Beer Bash on Sunday, September 16th.

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Rialto Theatre celebrates 92nd birthday with giving campaign

Rialto Square Theatre, the “Jewel of Joliet,” is turning 92 years old on May 24.

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Cat Daddy comes to Rialto

Jackson Galaxy AKA the “Cat Daddy" – is in town April 14 for his first Joliet appearance. Jackson is the host of Animal Planet’s hit show My Cat From Hell www.animalplanet.com/tv-shows/my-cat-from-hell. Jackson has been an active animal advocate for his entire life. Jackson Galaxy, the “Cat Daddy” on April 14 at 8 p.m. at the Rialto Square Theatre rialtosquare.com/event/jackson-galaxy Joliet.

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City approves Rialto funding, new courthouse agreements

The Rialto Square Theater will get its infusion of cash from the City of Joliet and projects related to the new county courthouse will move forward after votes by the city council this week.

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Movies projected in Rialto’s future

The roster of acts treading the boards at the Rialto Square Theater in Joliet has grown in the year since management company VenuWorks took over.

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Rialto qualifies for second city funding payment

Some Joliet city officials questioned the value of some of the shows being booked at the Rialto Square Theater this week and whether the theater had met its requirement for more city funding.

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Joliet approves liquor license changes for Rialto, new music venue

The city approved changes to its liquor license ordinance that will bring two of its biggest venues in to compliance.

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VenuWorks names new Rialto Theater executive director

The new director will begin in April.

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Joliet mayor names new Rialto board members

With the appointment of four new members by Joliet's mayor this week, the Rialto Square board now has enough members to begin conducting business again.

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Joliet passes amended budget with Rialto Theater funding

The Joliet City Council approved a $500,000 payday for the Rialto Square Theater this week.

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Joliet holding special meeting Wed. to discuss Rialto

The Joliet City Council will hold a special meeting on Wed. to discuss a proposed intergovernmental agreement with the Rialto Square Theater.

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Rialto hosting marquee lighting Wednesday

The Rialto Theater in Joliet will re-light its newly revamped marquee on Wednesday.

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Attorney General investigating Rialto for open meetings act violations

The Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office is investigating a pair of possible open meetings act violations by the board that oversees the Rialto Square Theater following a complaint submitted by a local resident. Mary Beth Gannon, who is also a member of the Will County Metropolitan Exposition and Auditorium Authority (WCMEAA) board, filed the complaints after two meetings were held in August where public comments weren’t allowed.

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Illinois Attorney General’s office investigating Rialto Board for open meetings act complaint

The complaint alleges that public comments were not allowed at two meetings in August.

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Rialto Square board chooses VenuWorks to run theater

Now that a management company has been chosen, can it help re-energize the prospects for the Rialto Square Theater?

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Onesti announces partnership with Pinnacle to run Rialto Theater

Ron Onesti, general manager of the Arcada Theater, may still get a chance to run the Rialto as he announced a planned partnership with one of the two finalists bidding for the third party management job.

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Joliet council mulls Rialto purchase

Joliet's mayor and some city council members considered the idea of buying the Rialto Square Theater and what the impact would mean on its operations and future success.

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Rialto Square Board meeting set for Wednesday at 4

The board will consider a new lease agreement as well as third party management and the sale of an adjacent office building.

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Rialto Square Board holding special meeting Wednesday

The board will consider new business including a lease for office space for a legal services agency.

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Rialto theater celebrating 90th birthday with free open house

Residents are invited to come get a glimpse into the past with a look toward the future on Tuesday, May 24 at the Rialto Square Theatre.

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Rialto Theater Board approves general manager’s separation with 3 months pay

The Rialto Theater board on Wednesday approved the termination of embattled general manager Randy Green who will be paid for the next three months.