Photo by the University of Minnesota Archives
The Rialto Theater
We’re housed in the former Rialto Theater in downtown Grand Rapids. After its opening in 1934, the theater ran films for almost 50 years, showing classics such as ‘The Birds’ and ‘Star Wars : The Empire Strikes Back’. Just like the old Rialto, Rapids Brewing Company is a place to come together- a hangout, a place to be. Although we’ve fully renovated the building, we took great care to pay tribute to the original design and the memories created here. The venue is designed to optimize the production values of performances by musicians and artists and keep the spirit of entertainment alive.