Ky Boyd’s Rialto Cinemas lost its lease on its longtime site on Summerfield Road last August, but Boyd’s passion for showing good movies lives on in his “Rialto on the Road” events.
Boyd and his partner, Michael O’Rand, showed up Monday night at the 6th Street Playhouse to present “E.T.” at the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition’s “Bike-In Movie” fund-raiser, which featured valet bike parking and a screening of the film in the theater’s main auditorium.
Boyd and company return June 8 to the Playhouse to open the Rialto Cinemas Film Festival, with several showings of “Conviction,” and appearances by the film’s screenwriter, Pamela Gray of Sebastopol.
The series continues through June 28. Individual tickets cost $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and children. Advance tickets are available through rialtocinemas.com or at the box office the day of show.
The 6th Street Playhouse is at 52 W. Sixth Street Railroad Square.
The Rialto still has loyal fans. The “Save Rialto Cinemas Lakeside” page on Facebook has 4,668 members, with new postings appearing often.