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DENNIS MILLER

DENNIS MILLER visits the Rialto Square Theatre on Friday, January 12, 2018 at 8:00 pm.

Maybe you’ve seen him on “The O’Reilly Factor”. Perhaps you remember him from his days as anchor of the “Weekend Update” segment on “Saturday Night Live.”

He was a regular contributor for “The O’Reilly Factor” on the FOX News Channel, Dennis Miller is also an award-winning comedian, talk-show host, sports commentator, actor, author, and television personality. After captivating audiences on “Saturday Night Live” from 1985 to 1991, he went on to earn five Emmy and three Writers Guild of America awards for his critically acclaimed talk show, “Dennis Miller Live.” Miller is also the author of the New York Times best sellers The Rants; Ranting Again; I Rant, Therefore I Am; and The Rant Zone.

HOLIDAY LUNCHEON AND ORGAN CONCERT

The Rialto Square Theatre will be hosting its annual HOLIDAY LUNCHEON AND ORGAN CONCERT as part of the Home for the Holidays celebration at the Rialto Square Theatre on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 11:00 am. This event is sponsored by Riverside Senior Life Communities.

Grab a tasty bite to eat while you listen to seasonal songs sung by local high school students, then enjoy holiday music played on the famous Barton Grand Theatre Pipe Organ!

The pride of the Rialto Theatre is its original “golden voiced” Barton Grande Theatre Pipe Organ. During the 1920’s it accompanied silent movies and vaudeville acts and continues to this day to be a major attraction and historic treasure. The Joliet Area Theatre Organ Enthusiasts has provided its care and maintenance as a labor of great love since 1972. Recordings on this magnificent instrument have been made by a number of the world’s great theatre organists. Experience the magic with this cherished holiday event!

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HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS MOVIE – THE SANTA CLAUSE

THE SANTA CLAUSE will be shown as part of the Home for the Holidays celebration at the Rialto Square Theatre on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 1:00 pm. This movie is being sponsored by Sharon Stemke of Country Financial.

In this Christmas classic, divorced dad Scott (Tim Allen) has custody of his son (Eric Lloyd) on Christmas Eve. After he accidentally kills a man in a Santa suit, they are magically transported to the North Pole, where an elf explains that Scott must take Santa’s place before the next Christmas arrives. Scott thinks he’s dreaming, but over the next several months he gains weight and grows an inexplicably white beard. Maybe that night at the North Pole wasn’t a dream after all — and maybe Scott has a lot of work to do.

The film, directed by John Pasquin, is the first installment in The Santa Clause trilogy. This was Pasquin and Allen’s first movie collaboration after they both worked together on the TV series Home Improvement. Pasquin and Allen would later work again on the films Jungle 2 Jungle and Joe Somebody, and on the TV show Last Man Standing. The film was followed by two sequels, The Santa Clause 2 (2002) and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006). Experience the magic with this classic Christmas movie.

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HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS MOVIE – HOME ALONE

HOME ALONE will be shown as part of the Home for the Holidays celebration at the Rialto Square Theatre on Friday, November 24, 2017 at 3:00 pm. This movie is being sponsored by Castle Law.

This matinee features bratty 8-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) acting out the night before a family trip to Paris, his mother makes him sleep in the attic. After the McCallisters mistakenly leave for the airport without Kevin, he awakens to an empty house and assumes his wish to have no family has come true. But his excitement sours when he realizes that two con men (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern) plan to rob the McCallister residence, and that he alone must protect the family home.
The film also features Catherine O’Hara and John Heard as Kevin’s parents.

Culkin was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Musical or Comedy. It is the highest grossing Christmas movie of all time at the North American box office. Home Alone has spawned a successful film franchise with four sequels, including the 1992 film Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, the only Home Alone sequel to have the original cast reprising their roles. Experience the magic with this classic Christmas movie.

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HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS MOVIE – DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS

DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS will be shown as part of the Home for the Holidays celebration at the Rialto Square Theatre on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 1:00 pm. This movie is being sponsored by State Farm Agent John Wright.

In this live-action adaptation of the beloved children’s tale by Dr. Seuss, the reclusive green Grinch (Jim Carrey) decides to ruin Christmas for the cheery citizens of Whoville. Reluctantly joined by his hapless dog, Max, the Grinch comes down from his mountaintop home and sneaks into town to swipe everything holiday-related from the Whos. However, the bitter grump finds a hitch in his plans when he encounters the endearing Cindy Lou Who (Taylor Momsen).

This 2000 American Christmas comedy film was directed by Ron Howard and written by Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman based on the 1957 story of the same name by Dr. Seuss. It was the first Dr. Seuss book to be adapted into a full-length feature film. The film was a box office success, grossing $260 million in the United States and over $345 million worldwide, becoming the second highest-grossing holiday film of all time, with Home Alone being the first. Experience the magic with this classic Christmas movie.

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REO SPEEDWAGON ROCKS JOLIET

REO SPEEDWAGON visits the Rialto Square Theatre with a performance you do not want to miss on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 8:00 pm, presented by VenuWorks and NiteLite Promotions.

Formed in 1967, signed in 1971, and fronted by iconic vocalist Kevin Cronin since 1972, REO Speedwagon is a band for whom the main constant over the decades is a never-ending desire to give their all to their fans, year in and year out. Formed loosely in the late ‘60s at college in Champaign, IL, REO (named after the precursor to the light truck) rode to gigs in station wagons, hopping from small gigs to even tinier gigs, just to get their name out. It worked, as fans quickly realized there was much more going on here than your average college party band.

Platinum albums and freeform FM radio staples such as “Ridin’ The Storm Out”, “Keep On Loving You,” “Take it On The Run,” “Roll With The Changes,” “Time For Me To Fly,” and “Can’t Stop Rockin’,” followed. REO rode the top of the charts with 1980’s explosive Hi Infidelity, which sold a RIAA-certified 22 million albums in the U.S. and 40 million around the globe, with a string of gold and platinum records and international hit singles.

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