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Rialto Theatre

Rialto Theatre

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Location: 219 N. Harbor Boulevard
1905: (remodeled in 1930) Zigzag Moderne

Rialto TheatreThis striking two-story commercial structure was originally one of the usual types of brick business buildings constructed in early Fullerton. When it was transformed from the Rialto Theatre to the First National Trust Bank in 1930, the façade was redesigned by the firm of Walker and Eisen and has remained unaltered since then.

The exterior treatment exemplifies the Zigzag Moderne style with the use of bold linear forms and recessed openings for relief. The current paint scheme enhances the building’s exterior detailing and the wrap-around awning provides an excellent complimentary feature.