April 3rd, 2015

Rebirth of the Rialto

Brenda Swenson [ Brenda Swenson Watercolors ] posted this beautiful two-page spread of the historic and shuttered Rialto Theater in South Pasadena. The L.A. Times reports that “a prominent L.A. redeveloper of older buildings purchased the theater last month and hopes to turn it into an entertainment venue that could include a bar and screenings of old movies. The 1,200-seat theater, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is one of the last single-screen movie theaters in Southern California.

The building was closed to the public in 2010 after a piece of the facade broke off and crashed onto the sidewalk. Built in 1925, the Rialto’s architecture is an odd mashup of Spanish Baroque and Egyptian kitsch. The interior features several original murals and a drinking fountain made of Batchelder tile, a mark of California Arts and Crafts design.” http://lat.ms/1xP5sYk

MEDIA: Watercolor
SURFACE: Zeta Series – Extra Heavyweight – 270 gsm – White – Smooth Finish

Rialto Theater Pasadena


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