From the Rialto’s website:
Located in the small town of Morrilton, Arkansas, the Rialto Theatre has a rich history stretching over 100 years.
Guy O. Vail opened what is now the Rialto in 1911. This was the first motion picture theatre in Morrilton and remained Vail’s until the spring of 1925 when it was sold to I.W. Nance of nearby Conway.
After years of decay, the city of Morrilton acquired the building in 1995. The Rialto Community Arts Center was formed in December of 1996 as a subsidiary of The Arts Council of Conway County. The Board of Directors agreed to begin renovation to return the Rialto to its former glory by reconverting the theatre into one open area with balcony and seating for 400.