Raleigh's Local Cinema since 1989: Mission Valley, Rialto, Six Forks Station

About Us

Rialto Theatre 2016 Photo by Jennifer Love

We are locally owned and operated


Our theatres are the only locally owned theatres in Raleigh, NC. When you come see a movie with us, you are supporting your local community.

This also means your theatre-going experience will have a personal touch that you won't get at larger corporate multiplexes. Our employees work for us because they love the movies, and they are friendly and welcoming, as well as knowledgeable.

High quality presentation.

All of our theatres are equipped with top-of-the-line film projectors, and most with Dolby Digital 5.1 sound systems, which all adds up to great sound and superb picture quality.

Our owner, Bill Peebles, has been working in the film industry for nearly 40 years, beginning as a projectionist in 1978. His background is in electrical engineering, which contributes to his skill in creating a top-quality movie experience.

Our theatres are a pleasure to visit.

All our theatres are fun to visit, because we keep them clean, we provide ample parking, we serve delicious popcorn (which was voted by Independent Weekly readers as the best in the Triangle) and other refreshments, including wine and beer at some theatres.

Our theatres are also all restored vintage spaces that have modern improvements, while still retaining their old charm. For an intimate cinematic experience, with beautiful theatres, visit the Rialto, Mission Valley or Six Forks Station.

We show movies you won't find anywhere else.

While we screen big Hollywood movies at Mission Valley and Six Forks, we also specialize in the independent, foreign, and alternative films at The Rialto that the corporate chains rarely show.

All foreign languages are shown with subtitles. Come to our theatres to see the films that are winning awards at film festivals around the world, and to see artistic and challenging films.

Our prices are affordable.

Everyone likes to save money. Our tickets and concessions cost less than they do at most other theatres in the area. We want you to be able to afford to have a drink and snack with your movie!

Our popcorn is delicious.

We know we already mentioned this, but our popcorn is so good, it bears repeating! We even have a customer who comes to the Rialto before he watches a movie he rented to watch at home, because he wants our special popcorn.

Why is it so good? Because our staff went through all the oils, salts and seeds available until they came up with our "top secret formula" for the best popcorn flavor ever!