The Rialto Theater in Joliet.
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Rialto Square Theatre, the “Jewel of Joliet,” is turning 92 years old on May 24.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The city approved changes to its liquor license ordinance that will bring two of its biggest venues in to compliance.
The new director will begin in April.
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.
The Joliet City Council approved a $500,000 payday for the Rialto Square Theater this week.
The Joliet City Council will hold a special meeting on Wed. to discuss a proposed intergovernmental agreement with the Rialto Square Theater.
The Rialto Theater in Joliet will re-light its newly revamped marquee on Wednesday.
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.
The complaint alleges that public comments were not allowed at two meetings in August.
Now that a management company has been chosen, can it help re-energize the prospects for the Rialto Square 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.
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.
The board will consider a new lease agreement as well as third party management and the sale of an adjacent office building.
The board will consider new business including a lease for office space for a legal services agency.
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.
The Rialto Theater board on Wednesday approved the termination of embattled general manager Randy Green who will be paid for the next three months.