Possible screening at Rialto Saturday
posted by Michael Zoldessy on December 27, 2007 at 9:57 am
SOUTH PASADENA, CA — Not regularly showing films since August, the Rialto Theater will supposedly show “Rocky Horror Picture Show” this Saturday evening. No information on specific time or admission prices.
Announcement provided by the Los Angeles Conservancy’s Modern Committee.
(Thanks to jilldoughtie for providing the photo.)
Supposedly? Where’s the text of the announcement?
I can’t speak for this Saturday, but if you are in the wonderfully over-priced and over-rated city of South Pasadena, stop by the Rialto for “Eddie G’s Birthday Bash” on December 28th. It’s on the marquee.
P.S. The building is definitely on the market.
I was hoping someone else more in the know could shed some light on it. I was just emailed saying they were showing the movie there this Saturday. Without any specific information I didn’t want it to appear as definite.
hello my name is adam and i am trying to get in contact with the rialto’s owner if anyone has any info on this please contact me and let me know asap I AM GOING TO RESTORE her and reopen her to the public
I’m guessing if you had the FUNDS (yes, lots of funds! not just ideas, but funds!) to restore the Rialto, you’d have more than a “hotmail” email account, and probably would realize more effective ways to find the owner (realtor, etc) than to blog comment here.
well the fund i am getting a loan on i have already been approved and i have searched for finding him i know his name philip jebbia but i cannot find any contact info every were ive looked that is why i posted here
Yes, he’s the trustee for the owner. The LA Times reporter who interviewed him might perhaps give you contact info.
However, even if you had hundreds of thousands of dollars to “invest” in the chairs, carpets, paint, or perhaps millions depending on heat, air conditioning, electrical, plumbing, etc, what would you do with the Rialto? FORGET daily movies- nobody is going to be in the black there doing that in a one theater, one screen house.
This place needs an org like Amaerican Cinemateque to step in… Minus the butchering (ie Egytpian) of course.
With a 1200 seat capacity for one auditorium, it is too big for daily movies in its location. AFI doesn’t operate auditoriums that big.
It needs live shows (and a film series like the Alex, the Warner Grand, etc).
duhh im not that stupid i have been looking into this for sometime and i can do most of the work my self i am very capable in all areas
Gee whiz, Howard – way to be extra-encouraging.
Sorry if I didn’t sound encouraging, but good intentions and encouragement won’t reopen the Rialto. It will take a lot of cash, and probably the involvement of a community based nonprofit, or an experienced operator of other theaters. I DO wish to see the Rialto restored and reopened for entertainment.
We ALL want to see the Rilato re-opened and, of course, restored. I am hoping it can be converted into multi-use and not just for rentals for so and so’s “Sweet Sixteen Party.” So, cheers “Rialto Saver” – good luck and I hope you can make a go of it. At least you’re trying which is more then can be said for the City of South Pasadena. You may wish to contact the city or maybe whoever is in charge of designating the Rialto a historic building, or perhaps Landmark Corporation in the hopes that they may have the info you need and again good luck – and thank you.