Rialto Theater

729 Locust Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

Builder: Robert-Morton Co., 1918.
Manuals: 2
Ranks: Unknown
Action: Electro-pneumatic

Notes: The Rialto Theatre opened on April 19, 1918. Its signage and advertisements featured ‘The Temple of the Silent Arts.’

It was designed by local architectural firm Kraetsch & Kraetsch.

The Rialto Theatre closed February 14, 1926 with Natacha Rambova in “When Love Grows Cold.”

It has since been demolished (date unknown).

David L. Junchen (Encylopedia of American Theatre Organ) and Organ Historical Society as of 2018.