Rialto Theatre

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Possibly the most visually stunning of major local venues, the Rialto Theatre on Parc has also recently re-opened its doors after nearly three years and countless dollars worth of renovations. We can do anything at the Rialto now, says owner Louis Calogeras, wedding ceremonies, concerts, theatre screenings. I just want to be selective about who I rent the venue out to. I could have something in here seven nights a week but I want to be sure whoever I rent it to doesnt destroy the place. Its so beautiful and Ive spent an awful lot of money on it with all the new renovations. Said renovations include a rockin new sound system and so many minor structural and ornamental details that Calogeras says, Youve got to actually see it to understand just how much work has gone into the place. With a capacity of just over 1,000 seats, the revitalized Rialto promises to once again reclaim its stature as one of the most glorious mid-sized venues this city has to offer. www.montrealmirror.com