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FACT Board Meeting 10-16-2018

The meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m. by President Rich Burleson. Board members present were Larry Baker, Kathy Madonna, Donna Murphy, Kathy Seidling, Steve Steele, R.C. Wilkins, Todd Williams, and Marty Burleson. Board member Ken Trusty was absent. Board...

“The Valedictorian and the Sorcerer” Opens At The Rialto

This musical is written and directed by guest director Tom Bruno. The Valedictorian and the Sorcerer is a Broadway-style musical about a brilliant young lady named Mashie who goes out to change the world. Naive but sincere, she has great success with her fellow...

91st Annual Florence Pioneer Days, Jim Bosse Concert

The Crowning of Florence Pioneer Days Royalty was held at the Rialto Theater on Friday, Sept 14, 2018. Lupie Cortez was crowned Queen, and Patrick Cordova was crowned King. Music was provided by Jim...

“The Savannah Sipping Society” Opens at the Rialto

By Paula Svincek The Florence Citizen The Rialto Theater continued it’s 2018 Season with the opening of “The Savannah Sipping Society,” the latest play written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, the...

“6 Million Dollar Band” in concert

The Rialto Theater hosted a concert featuring The 6 Million Dollar Band. This is part of the So.Co.Flo. concert series put on by Frog Dawg Productions. The concert was held on May 12, 2018.

Blossom Day Parade – 2018

The Rialto Theater and the Rialto Players joined forces to create a float for the annual Blossom Day Parade in Canon City.

“Fremont County Has Talent” Sold Out

The “Fremont County Has Talent” variety show was a resounding success. The theater was completely sold out for the performance. There were 28 acts featured in the show.

“Savannah Sipping Society” in Production

June 22 & 23 at 7pm June 24 Sunday matinee at 3pm June 29 & 30 at 7pm July 1 Sunday matinee at 3pm Tickets are $10 for general admission, and $7 for students/seniors. Tickets can be purchased in advance at: City Market in Canon City Coyote's Coffee Den in...

“Twelve Too Many” Production and Donation

A donation of $3,805 was presented to the Rialto by FHS students LaNae Terrian and Talia Smith, who wrote, directed, produced and acted in “Twelve Too Many”. All profits from the play were donated to the Rialto.

“Exit Laughing” Production

More than 700 theater patrons exited laughing from the Rialto and the recent six productions of “Exit Laughing”. Thanks to community for your outstanding support and to the Rialto Players for producing a most entertaining community theatre. The comedy grossed nearly $9,000.

Certificate of Occupancy

Florence's Rialto Theater Gets Certificate of Occupancy By Sarah Matott The Daily Record POSTED:   05/14/2017 11:02:11 AM MDT FLORENCE — The Rialto Theater is still in need of many renovations, but as restoration continues, the theater board will be able to raise...

“Ghost in the Political Machine”

Dinner Theater performances at the Rialto Theater, Florence, Aug 24 – 26 and Sep 1 – 3, 2017. Tickets were $22 per person and show-only tickets $10. Play written by Tom Bruno, owner of Papa’s! Restaurant. Opening Night Smashing Success!!! The theater doors opened at...

New Mural at PaPa’s Pizza!

The Rialto Board of Directors at PaPa’s Pizza Restaurant after the 2016 annual meeting held on March 17, 2017. Left to Right: Larry Baker, Ken Trusty, Todd Williams, Marty Burleson, Ron Hinkle and Steve Steele. Not present were Donna Murphy and Nancy Fenvyes. Note the...

“A Bad Year For Tomatoes Production”

Upcoming Fremont Civic Theatre Play Will Be The Rialto Theater's First in 20 Years By Sara Knuth The Daily Record POSTED:   01/12/2017 07:53:22 AM MST FLORENCE — With restoration crews on site and a master plan in the works, Florence's historic Rialto Theater is still...

Gin Blossom Concert

Thanks for Your Support at the Gin Blossom's Concert! Aug. 20, 2016   Great concert in support of the Rialto Renovation! More people should have enjoyed the music and comradery!!! Photos taken by Board Vice President Todd Williams who also introduced the...

It Just Makes Good Cents

Rialto to host 'It Just Makes Good Cents' Campaign   THE DAILY RECORD POSTED:   06/22/2016 08:19:35 AM MDT Rialto to host 'It Just Makes Good Cents' campaign The "dog days of summer" has a new meaning for the Rialto Theater in Florence. Beginning with Memorial Day and...

Restoration of Historic Rialto Theater Gains Steam

Back to Life: Restoration of Historic Rialto Theater Gains Steam By Sara Knuth Special to the Daily Record POSTED: 04/20/2016 07:23:03 AM MDT The Rialto Theater at 209 W. Main St. in Florence. (Carie Canterbury/ Daily Record) When it comes to a local theater that was...

Rialto Receives $50,000 Matching Gift Proposal

Rialto Receives $50,000 Matching Gift Proposal By Sarah Rose The Daily Record POSTED:   12/21/2015 06:19:50 PM MST A $50,000 matching gift offer for the Rialto Theater was announced Sunday during a fundraising event for the building. "We are proud to make this...

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