Rialto at night


You'll feel it as well as see it.

The aura of the Rialto is a seamless merging of historical elements, a modern aesthetic, and a sense of reinvention. Designed to reflect a spirit of curiosity, the Rialto presents boundary-pushing music, and provocative film and spoken-word events. The Rialto also provides the Bozeman community with an engaging space for private gatherings and one-of-a-kind celebrations.

The Rialto is comprised of three spaces, each with its own exceptional ambience. Congregate with friends for an event in the Burn Box, and indulge in your choice of beer, wine, spirits, or try one of our signature cocktails. Choose to be immersed in a show in the Black Box, our theater that holds up to 400 people. Or, host a dinner party or corporate event in the Light Box, a space anchored by a huge skylight in the center of the room.

The Rialto provides the forum for whatever interaction you wish to pursue.

Steeped in Distinction.

The soul of the Rialto doesn't waver far from its origins. Our iconic building, originally erected in 1908 as a storefront and U.S. Post Office, and before that a peanut stand on Main Street, became the Rialto Theater in 1924. Flourishing in the Roaring 20s, the theater was renowned for silent film screenings, as its Art Deco marquee brought a bit of glitz to downtown Bozeman. Finding its personality, as well as its niche, the Rialto eventually shifted toward feature more independent films.

Then, 1982 brought a complete renovation, including improvements to the floors, acoustics, seats, and concessions. True to its evolving character, the Rialto showed documentaries, feature films, and classics until it shut its doors in 2005. After sitting vacant for 10 years, the Rialto, under new ownership, reopened in early 2018, completely restored. Bozeman and the surrounding areas now enjoy a vibrant venue and event space that enhances the adventurous nature of our community.

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