Old Rialto Theatre

(aka Empire Theatre) / 118 Hudson Street / Hoboken, N.J.

(750 seats / Closed and Demolished)

The Empire Theater was originally opened in the 1920s as a vaudeville and burlesque Theater.

The name had already been changed to the Rialto Theater before Morley's stock company took it over. Afterwards it became an an opera house, and then a one-screen movie house before being demolished. (Still trying to find exact dates.)

architectual sketch

"1928: MORLEY IN DEBUT AS IMPRESARIO; Novelist Reopens Old Rialto Theatre, Hoboken, With Stock Company in 'The Barker."

118 Hudson Street, Hoboken (location of Old Rialto Theatre) - today

Programs available from this theatre:

  • After Dark (1929 / listed as 1868)

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