The Rialto Theatre in Five Points, Raleigh, NC



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  • Handmade
  • Height: 7.25 inches
  • Width: 9 inches
  • Depth: 1.5 inches

As you know, movie theatres and other event venues are among the hardest hit during the pandemic. Through the sale of our custom paintings to generous neighbors, we've donated more than $4,000 since July to the Rialto Theatre in Five Points!

You can bring the magic of the movies home with you while helping us support this Raleigh, NC landmark. We're donating 50% from the sale of each painting of the Rialto to raise funds for this historic theatre. Each piece of artwork is unique but similar.

The three paintings featured on this page have "Casablanca," "It's A Wonderful Life," and "Back to the Future" on the marquee. You can choose your own favorite phrase or movie title for us to include on your custom painting. To see more titles others have chosen, zoom in on the photo of the group of paintings. Click the "Message Elizabeth and Tom" button toward the bottom of this page to provide us with the text you'd like on your marquee. We recommend a maximum of 26 characters and spaces.

The paintings are acrylic on (mostly reclaimed) wood and measure 9”(w) x 7.25”(t) x 1.5”(d). You can hang your painting on the wall or display it on a shelf.

Please allow 1–2 weeks if possible for production, but we do accommodate rush orders. Again, you can use the "Message Elizabeth and Tom" button to confirm that we can provide the turnaround you need.

Tom and his wife Elizabeth are the owners of Archetype Graphic Design & Writing Services, Inc. Located in the Five Points neighborhood of Raleigh, NC since 1999, Archetype is a boutique marketing firm providing the following services: logos and branding; digital marketing; website development; print design; print and project management; and marketing consulting. We recently launched our Etsy shop to facilitate the sale of our original artwork.

We're now accepting commissions for portraits of people, places, and pets. Please use the "Message Elizabeth and Tom" button to let us know if you are interested in a painting of a different subject in this style on wood or canvas. You can attach a photo to the message, and we will reply with further information. We appreciate your interest!

Thank you for helping support the local businesses that add so much to the unique character of our city and keep our local economy strong!


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Tom and Elizabeth Forsythe

Tom and Elizabeth Forsythe

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8 reviews

5 out of 5 stars

Kate Jan 25, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

What a special memento of our son's 5th birthday party at the Rialto! We love it. It was exactly what we envisioned, was done super fast and was even hand-delivered to our door. Who can ask for more?! So happy to support this local business during these crazy times, and hope we can encourage others to do the same. Thanks again, Elizabeth!

Jennifer Coltrain Jan 22, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Love this painting! Great delivery. Thank you!

lindsaylass Jan 29, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Love it so much! Can’t wait to give it my husband for his birthday!

mrpupa Dec 31, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

A Gift for my husband and ABSOLUTELY PERFECT! Thrilled to receive a local artist work.