'What a community theater should be': Loveland's historic Rialto Theater celebrates a century of the performing artsThe historic Rialto Theater in downtown Loveland is marking its centennial with a week of tours, silent film screenings and live music. Colorado Edition went behind the scenes to learn why this theater is such a landmark of the Northern Colorado arts scene.
In May 1920, while the country and the world were still recovering from the 1918 flu pandemic, the Rialto Theater was built in downtown Loveland. A century later, another pandemic has thwarted anniversary plans and forced budget cuts for the historic venue. But one group has found a way to make the theater's ghosts live on.