Saturday, May 27, 2017

1953 ads for the Rialto, Louisville's million dollar movie palace

                                                                    January 1, 1953
                                                                     January 8, 1953
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                                                                    January 22, 1953
                                                                   January 29, 1953
                                                                February 5, 1953
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                                                                  February 26, 1953
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                                                                 March 25, 1953
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                                                                   April 16, 1953
                                                                    April 23, 1953
The starlets who made a personal appearance at the Rialto on April 30, 1953 did not become big stars though each of them appeared in quite a few films and television shows over the years. Audrey shows up again in two weeks at the Rialto in Titanic.                                                          
                                                                        May 7, 1953
                                                                      May 14, 1953
                                                                     May 21, 1953
At this time, several theaters in Louisville were showing 3D -- even the Twilight Drive-in.  The public would soon have their fill of it and would prefer wide screen.  A review for Bwana Devil at the Lowe's across the street complained about the number of technical problems with the screening he attended.    May 28, 1953
                If you've never heard of this musical, you're not alone.       June 4, 1953
                                                                   June 11, 1953
                                                                     June 18, 1953
                                                                       June 25, 1953
The Rialto must have already installed its big new CinemaScope screen though Shane was not in a wide screen process.     July 2, 1953
                                                                     July 16, 1953
                                                                     July 23, 1953
                                                                     July 30, 1953
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                                                                    August 27, 1953
                                                                  September 3, 1953
                                                                  September 10, 1953
                                                                  September 17, 1953
When I first moved to Los Angeles in 1977, I saw almost every major 3D movie at the Tiffany Theatre on Sunset Blvd, starting with Kiss Me KateInferno was one of the better ones as I recall and the 3D was more successful than most.      September 24, 1953
                                                                  October 1, 1953
                                                                 October 8, 1953
I saw Invaders from Mars when it was on television around 1960 and it gave me nightmares for weeks.   I did not like getting shots and seeing Martian needles going into people's heads was just one of the several disturbing aspects of it.     October 15, 1953
                                                                October 22, 1953
                                                                   October 29, 1953
That big new CinemaScope screen would serve the Rialto well in years to come.  Soon, almost every movie the Rialto would show was in CinemaScope, and most of those released by Fox.                                                                      October 29, 1953
                                                                  November 1, 1953
                                                                November 4, 1953
                                                                 November 5, 1953
                                                                November 19, 1953
                                                                November 26, 1953                              
                                                                  December 3, 1953
Those Redheads from Seattle was filmed in 3D but shown flat at the Rialto.  Across the street at the Loew's, however, they were showing Kiss Me Kate in 3D.  December 10, 1953
 This was the only live event held on the Rialto's stage in 1953. December 17, 1953
                                                                 December 20, 1953
                                                                 December 24, 1953
                                                                 December 25, 1953
                                                                December 31, 1953

All articles and advertisements appeared in The Courier-Journal in 1953.

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