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Rialto Theatre

Rialto Theatre The historic Rialto Theatre is a mixed-use arts and event venue in the heart of Tampa, renovated and managed by 8-Count Productions.

Operating as usual

Tired of all ? Add drama with black details!             Venue: Planner: Photographer: Florist: Hair: Makeup: Dress: Cha...
04/30/2022

Tired of all ? Add drama with black details!



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In case there was any question......ALL LOVE ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🤎🖤🤍💗Is welcome at the Rialto. Happy PRIDE🌈, Tampa! Today and everyda...
03/25/2022

In case there was any question......

ALL LOVE ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🤎🖤🤍💗
Is welcome at the Rialto.

Happy PRIDE🌈, Tampa! Today and everyday.

03/23/2022

BLOOM on Franklin]] returns this month: This Friday!
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2 art openings, 9 locations on the block activated with art and music.

Treasure Island Drum circle is coming out. 🥁🪘

Live painting and arial performances at with and so many others. 🔥💅

Over 40 vendors.

Food: and yours truly on the full menu.

It’s the year anniversary.

Then we are all going to The Hub at 10pm to see

Follow BLOOM on Franklin]] for full schedule!

Rsvp and donate in BLOOM on Franklin]] bio - this is a free event on the block - so donations are appreciated! 🙏

Draped and set for a Monday wedding!White garden chairs and white drapes available onsite.
03/14/2022

Draped and set for a Monday wedding!

White garden chairs and white drapes available onsite.

About last night....
03/12/2022

About last night....

That moment after you turn "I do" to "We did!" tucked away in the vintage lounge at the Rialto.PC
02/22/2022

That moment after you turn "I do" to "We did!" tucked away in the vintage lounge at the Rialto.

PC

With an art gallery as the backdrop, setting a cocktail hour has never been so simple.
02/20/2022

With an art gallery as the backdrop, setting a cocktail hour has never been so simple.

Setting the stage for an incredible night of music with
02/11/2022

Setting the stage for an incredible night of music with

Not getting over this boho backdrop anytime soon!
01/09/2022

Not getting over this boho backdrop anytime soon!

Who doesn't love a glam boho baby shower?
01/08/2022

Who doesn't love a glam boho baby shower?

Looking ahead to 2022. New goals, new prospects, same vision. The Rialto Theatre was built in 1924 and was a live stage ...
01/03/2022

Looking ahead to 2022. New goals, new prospects, same vision.

The Rialto Theatre was built in 1924 and was a live stage theater until the early 50's. For the next 50 years, it was an industrial car and welding workshop, and then a neglected storage warehouse.

In 2013, I bought this dingy concrete box on an empty street, and knew it would be so much more. In 5 short years, the business was thriving and the building was full of love, joyous occassions, and creative projects, as the transformations continued. First, the basics of electric, plumbing, walls, doors, then a few decortaive touches and restorations, followed by transformations behind the scenes like solar power.

We all know what 2019 brought and we mourn the loss of many great small businesses, especially restaurants, coffee shops, retails shops, and event vendors. So I rested, scaled down to the minimums, dug in for business planning, and kept the course. Don't call it a comeback, because the Rialto and 8-Count Productions never left.

The Rialto has seen economic hardships, pandemics, and storms, and still stands. 8-Count Productions, est 2011, can now say the same. But still we stand. And rise. And do it all through love.

Love of the drive. Love of community. Love of people. Love conquers all.

So as we look ahead, set goals, and dream bigger, make sure you start from the ground up. Support small. Support community. Support entrepreneurs.

The Rialto Theatre is now booking events through the end of 2023, but did you know you can do so much more?

Update your headshots! Hourly photo space available starting at $50 an hour.

Film your next demo, music video, or small production starting at $75 an hour.

Gather for business, networking, tastings, dinners, fundraisers, and celebrations starting at $100 per hour.

Meet or cowork in the lounge starting at $25 an hour.

I can't wait to share more with you in 2022.

PC

What a way to ring in the new year!
12/31/2021

What a way to ring in the new year!

Choose your celebration. Choose who you surround yourself with.Choose how you celebrate.But choose to celebrate life, lo...
12/23/2021

Choose your celebration.

Choose who you surround yourself with.

Choose how you celebrate.

But choose to celebrate life, love, and all your blessings, big and small.

Did THE question "pop"?Share your story and set the stage at the Rialto.  Now booking 2023, with 2022 dates still availa...
12/03/2021

Did THE question "pop"?

Share your story and set the stage at the Rialto. Now booking 2023, with 2022 dates still available.

*Blank canvas
*Bring in your own vendors
*Speakeasy vibes
*In the heart of Tampa

On this day in 1924, the Rialto Theatre opened its doors for its first theater performance.˙Happy 97th Birthday, Rialto!...
11/24/2021

On this day in 1924, the Rialto Theatre opened its doors for its first theater performance.
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Happy 97th Birthday, Rialto!
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Gathering might still look different for families this year, but giving thanks never goes out of style.I am thankful for...
11/22/2021

Gathering might still look different for families this year, but giving thanks never goes out of style.

I am thankful for my family and especially my two little girls.

I am thankful to be a small business owner and able to be present for my children.

I am thankful to be the caretaker of a historic venue for my time here.

I am thankful for the small business community and those who support us.

I am thankful for couples who share their love in this beautiful space.

I am thankful for a lot this season. What are you thankful for?

DATES STILL AVAILABLE!Do you need to put together a last second holiday party for your company or family?  Space and fur...
11/16/2021

DATES STILL AVAILABLE!

Do you need to put together a last second holiday party for your company or family? Space and furniture packages now available now through January for gatherings up to 200 and as small as 10. Let me help you !

Stepping into forever through the blue doors.PC Dewitt for Love
10/20/2021

Stepping into forever through the blue doors.

PC Dewitt for Love

Rich tones and all the right drama!  PC Dewitt For Love
10/17/2021

Rich tones and all the right drama!

PC Dewitt For Love

8 Years ago today.The Rialto Theatre, built in 1924, was an operating theater on and off until approximately 1950. At th...
10/15/2021

8 Years ago today.

The Rialto Theatre, built in 1924, was an operating theater on and off until approximately 1950. At that time the box office and entry doors were removed and blocked over, all the interior seats, stage, and theater remnants removed, and the building was used for automotive repair and machinery of over 50 years. By 2013, it was being used for storage; a forgotten theater in a forgotten neighborhood.

In 2013 I found her and took a chance. On this day, 8 years ago, I made it official.

Contractors and inspectors questioned and doubted me. Friends and family supported my dreams and assisted in a million ways. 8 years later and the Rialto and the Yellow Brick Row have new life, and I love sharing it with the Tampa community. Thank you for being a part of my journey as a small business owner est 2011, historic theater caretaker, venue operator, gallery curator, and a million hats in between.

Sparkling and set for a weekday ceremony.Any day you choose to say "I do" is the best day!
10/06/2021

Sparkling and set for a weekday ceremony.

Any day you choose to say "I do" is the best day!

This deserves a share!
10/04/2021

This deserves a share!

It's a wedding day! And Friday intros!!

What this really means is that I put on real clothes and this is my smiling face behind my mask. I didn't realize how much I missed event days until I wanted to hug each of my friendors as they arrived. Man, I have missed you all.

When you hit the contact button on the website it goes straight to my inbox for reply. When you visit the theater for a tour, I am your guide. When you need suggestions to bring your ideas to life, I am typing them as fast as I can reply. When your vendors arrive, I am unlocking the doors and setting the light levels. And just maybe, I catch a glimpse of you coming back down the aisle to say congrats! That is what you get at the Rialto, with me as a small business owner.

Fun facts:
I am double jointed in all my fingers and toes, can wiggle my ears, and other random useless skills like stilt walking and balloon animals.

I spent a month in Peru studying medicine men and women.

I spent 15 years in pro and collegiate sports entertainment while 2 teams won their champion titles (I will let you guess which ones).

I have sang on stages throughout Bosnia and Kosovo to support our troops serving there, and have many great stories to tell (and some to keep).

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It's the most wonderful time of the year......to book your holiday party at the Rialto!  Booking through December 30th, ...
09/30/2021

It's the most wonderful time of the year......to book your holiday party at the Rialto!

Booking through December 30th, groups of 10-200, now includes furniture rentals. Click on the contact form in the bio for more information and to schedule your tour.

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1617 N Franklin St
Tampa, FL
33602

Telephone

(813) 221-8808

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Thank you to Catie & Anthony who will be using our DJ & Up Lighting services for their big day at Rialto Theatre !
We would like to welcome our newest couples. Ricky & Brittany's rehearsal dinner at Bon Appetit 5.5.22, Tori & Ryan 5.21.22 at Rialto Theatre and Andrea & Matthew 5.29.22 at Yacht StarShip Cruises & Events Thank you for choosing Chantilly Cakes.
What a great way to end the year! A spectacular New Years eve Wedding!

Planner: Unique Weddings & Events
Dessert & Cake: A Piece of Cake & Desserts
Floral : Monarch Events & Design
Hair and Makeup: Lasting Luxe Hair and Makeup Artistry
Venue: Rialto Theatre
First look: The University of Tampa
Bar: Spunky Spirits Bartending Services
AV & Decor:
Catering: Catering By The Family
Dj: Tampa Bay DJ Company
Linens: Connie Duglin Specialty Linen
Specialty linens: Over The Top Rental Linens
Chairs and tables: Southern Chairs
Chargers: Kate Ryan Event Rentals
We celebrated this year's Big Futures graduates at the historic Rialto Theatre in Tampa Heights. The Big Futures program provides additional services for matches to help Littles stay on an empowering path for life after high school. These services include career planning, enrolling in post-secondary education, assistance with financial aid, developing workplace skills, applying for scholarships, writing resumes, and applying for and interviewing for jobs. Wish our grads congrats!

⏩ bbbstampabay.org/big-futures/

Vanessa + Reggie love hard but they partied harder lol

Venue: Rialto Theatre
Hair/MUA: Glitz & Glam Creative
Florist: Northside Florist Weddings
Dress: Minerva's Bridal
Decor/Planner: Breezin' Weddings
DJ: Tampa Bay DJ Company
Photographer: Beth M. Green Photography Incorporated
🚨Wedding Post Alert🚨

7 Months away from calling Arielle, “Mrs. Blobner” 😍

Wedding Planning takes a VILLAGE… and I want to shoutout some of our Vendors that have made it all a lot easier. Arielle & I made a goal to go as local as possible in Tampa Bay w/ our choices, first & foremost Tipsy Tampa Bartender & Events is our home base/planner Chelsea could literally be our fairy godmother the way she has answers to EV-ERY-THING & is in charge of our Bar at a very fair price on top of that. Second, Natalie w/ Landrum Photography has been awesome every step of the way too, and if our Wedding Day turns out in pictures half as good as our Engagement Photo’s did we are in great hands! My guys Jake & Scott over at BurgerMonger are helping us create a very unique, but a very US, menu for our special day that again, is very affordable! I’ve seen Djtimleary at work already with this type of event, & KNOW he crushes it. Sherrie w/ Balloon Bar TampaBay is FULL of ideas & willing to go above and beyond to help us get creative, going Full Mom Mode and we appreciate it haha. Speaking of getting creative & doing something that fits ~ US, how about Jason over w/ 81Bay Brewing Company for helping us set up our Rehearsal Lunch the day before our Wedding w/ a GREAT vibe & better beer! Shoutout to the only Officiant we’d use Lynn! I sincerely appreciate ALL of you and your help. See you each at Rialto Theatre next summer! If anyone is looking for ideas for Wedding Planning OR really any type of Events- these are MY suggestions.

Thank you ALL sincerely from the bottom of my heart for all of your help, we can’t wait for the big day 💙
Don't let this teaser fool you, Vanessa + Reggie love hard but they partied harder haha

Stay tuned for the full video to see what I mean :)

Venue: Rialto Theatre
Hair/MUA: Glitz & Glam Creative
Florist: Northside Florist Weddings
Dress: Minerva's Bridal
Decor/Planner: Breezin' Weddings
DJ: Tampa Bay DJ Company
Photographer: Beth M. Green Photography Incorporated
The Flaming Lips delivered their message that it is good to be alive at Tucson's Rialto Theatre last week with a career-spanning set. REVIEW:
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We have concluded our Summer Intensive 2021! Here are some excerpts of our final Showcase with the students that attended. We want to give a huge Thank you to all of our guest faculty that shared their knowledge with our students this summer. We were so happy to have you here with us!

Also a special thank you to Jansen Dance Project and Troy Jansen for letting us create part of our Summer Intensive in your studio! And thank you to the Rialto Theatre for letting have the space to perform this amazing final Showcase!

Jurgita Dronina
Andrew Carroll
Graciela Acedo
Fernando Suels
Sarah Walston
Brandon Carpio
Osmany Montano
Nicole Assaad
Adia Hollist
Hannah Thompson
Luisa Meshekoff
Donna Ray
Luana Hidalgo
And Paula Nunez, our Artistic Director
Yesterday I had a blast shooting 📷 at Rialto Theater in Tampa. Here are some of the images.
It was an honor and a pleasure working with each and everyone one of you!!

Planning: B Eventful
Venue: Rialto Theatre
Models: Jeff & Jackey Nicole, and Christina Marie Macro Mitchell
Hair & Makeup: Blush n Bridal
Dress: Ivory & Lace Bridal
Menswear: Sacino's
Florist: Tulihulipoosies
Violinist: AlisarViolin
Bartender: Spunky Spirits Bartending Services
Mini Donuts: Mimisdonuts
Dj & Uplighting: Beau Tie Events
Rentals: Outside The Box Event Rentals
Stationary:
Signage: Amanda’s Arsty Abode
True friendship leads to true love. Anna & Kyle have traveled the world & now they turn to a new adventure in starting their family before their closest friends & family in matrimony.

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WEDDING PRO TEAM:
Wedding Filmmaker | Webster Media
Wedding Planner | Blue Skies Weddings and Events
Venue | Rialto Theatre
Bar Service | Spunky Spirits Bartending Services
Caterer/Linens | Amici's Catered Cuisine, Inc.
Draping | Rialto Theater
Event Rentals Tables & Chairs | Elite Rental
DJ | Grant Hemond & Associates, Inc. - Jason Tally
Florist | A Bride's Bouquet
Hair & Make-up | Adore Bridal Hair and Makeup
Photographer | Kierstein Michelle Photography
String Lighting | Elite
Transportation | J.L. Jones Limousines LLC
Wedding Cake | Publix
Wedding Cupcakes | Sugardarlings Cupcakes
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