At the Rialto

Canton’s Rialto Theatre has been focusing on fundraising in order to provide varied cultural events to the communities of the Canton-Troy area. Familiarly, there are movie features, many of which are first-run. 

Thursday Nights at the Rialto provides “live” entertainment featuring musical performers, many of whom are local residents, as well as children’s entertainers and comedians. Children’s activity programs are being provided during school holidays as well as summer vacation. 

What readers may not realize is that the theatre is available for rental for family and corporate events at the price of $175 ($25 will be refunded if the renter cleans the theater after the event). You can bring your own DVD to be run by the staff as well as your own refreshments to be served in the theater area or theatre staff will be available to sell from the concession area. 

This is a great idea for birthday parties, reunions, celebrations, promotions, etc. Another great idea is recognizing a personal or corporate event by advertising on the marquee at the rate of $10 per all-day showing with add-ons available at $5. There are various gifts available for purchase, which include tickets, poppers, and gift bags.

Jan. 19 will be the beginning of the National Theatre Live play season, which will be every third Saturday of the month for an afternoon showing at 12:30 p.m. This month’s play will be “Allelujah”, which describes what happens when a documentary crew focuses on the geriatric ward of a soon-to-be- closed local small-town hospital, it’s daily struggle to find beds and the triumphs of the old people’s choir. It is a comedy written by Alan Bennett, whose plays include “The History Boys”, “The Madness of George III”, and “The Lady in the Van”. 

Tickets are $10 and can be obtained at the Rialto. 

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