La Crosse’s most famous old movie house is shut down for now, waiting for a break from the pandemic.
The Rivoli just got a $43,859.65.financial shot-in-the-arm from Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers this week, as 54 grants worth $10 million went to theaters throughout the state.
The funding was part of the COVID-19 Theater Grant Program.
Rivoli manager Sam De Merit is hopeful to get back to showing movies, including crowd-pleasing blockbusters, such as the Avengers series.
The Marcus Cinema on Ward Avenue is included in a $4,020,467.84 boost for that statewide chain of 24 theaters.