The Rialto: A Fading Treasure

posted by Michael Zoldessy on October 12, 2011 at 10:57 am


SOUTH PASADENA, CA — A student from South Pasadena High School could have created a documentary on anything but chose to highlight the state of the Rialto Theatre. Following up on the history and the future of the theatre has become a passion for her and the film was presented at a town meeting the other week.

Read more in the South Pasadena Patch.

(Thanks to Dean Terry for providing the photo.)

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Simon Overton
Simon Overton on October 12, 2011 at 2:55 pm

The attached video is sad but most interesting and professionally presented! Have the owners/leasers and City Father’s contacted Pasadena’s famous stars of show business, to join a fund raising program for its restoration?

Dramatrauma on October 25, 2011 at 5:23 pm

A big thanks Ms.Gontz. FriendsoftheRialto the first job is simply to preserve it! I was inside a couple years back for a party. The plasters crumbling, the seats are sagging. It needs fixing up and preserving before it can serve any purpose.

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