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Hockey Dude commented about Rialto Theatre on Mar 2, 2015 at 8:38 pm

I wouldnt mind renting out some of the upper office space for an animation studio. South Pasadena is home to many significant and talented artists, filmmakers and animators.

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Hockey Dude commented about Rialto Theatre on Mar 1, 2015 at 9:13 pm

The last first-run, original full length movie to be shown at the Rialto was “The Subhuman”, on May 8th,2009.
It was an indy film by R.Hall. I cant wait to see its renovation.

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Hockey Dude commented about Studio 1 Theatre on May 9, 2009 at 12:23 am

Interesting film by a young local director, RD Hall. It was nice to sit in there for a couple of hours. Many of those who attended had never been in the Rialto when it was in operation. The insides have been pretty much well preserved. Interseting to note that the film was actually projected digitally from a DVD projector in the balcony, and it was able to achieve the standard aspect ratio. I’d say about 200 people made the show. Cant wait for the next show. Too bad they couldnt have done the same for Studio 1, that is,occaisonally screen indie films by local directors.

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Hockey Dude commented about Highland Theatres on May 9, 2009 at 12:18 am

Interesting film by a young local director, RD Hall. It was nice to sit in there for a couple of hours. Many of those who attended had never been in the Rialto when it was in operation. The insides have been pretty much well preserved. Interseting to note that the film was actually projected digitally from a DVD projector in the balcony, and it was able to achieve the standard aspect ratio. I’d say about 200 people made the show. Cant wait for the next show. I think they should do the same at the Highland once in a while, that is, show indie films now and then.

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Hockey Dude commented about Studio 1 Theatre on May 8, 2009 at 7:38 pm

The show starts at 8:30 PM, May 8th, 2009…doors open at 7:30

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Hockey Dude commented about Highland Theatres on May 8, 2009 at 7:37 pm

BTW….the show at the Rialto is at 8:30 PM tonight!!!

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Hockey Dude commented about Highland Theatres on May 8, 2009 at 7:36 pm

Sorry Howard…I forget that some of our more obsessive members subsrcibe to several dozen theatres….even if they’ve never even attended those said theatres….just kidding… but seriously, if I was truly abusive, I would have posted on several dozen thetres, instead of those in the immediate area of the Rialto.

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Hockey Dude commented about Nuart Theatre on May 8, 2009 at 7:32 pm

The show at the Rialto is at 8:30 PM May 8th 2009

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Hockey Dude commented about Rialto Theatre on May 8, 2009 at 7:31 pm

8:30 PM

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Hockey Dude commented about Highland Theatres on May 8, 2009 at 8:37 am

Thats the Rialto in South Pasadena.

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Hockey Dude commented about Studio 1 Theatre on May 8, 2009 at 8:36 am

Hey everybody, local South Pas kid and amateur filmmaker, R.D.Hall, will be premiering him Noir Horror/Gangster movie at the Rialto in South Pasadena on May 8th, 2009. The One-Sheet was created by another South Pas kid, local art legend, Jimi(not the tattoo artist)Martinez. Admission is free, as is the popcorn and refreshments. Whoa! Friday night at the movies!!! Lets all go support indie filmmaking…Rialto rocks!!!

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Hockey Dude commented about Highland Theatres on May 8, 2009 at 8:29 am

Hey everybody, local South Pas kid and amateur filmmaker, R.D.Hall, will be premiering him Noir Horror/Gangster movie at the Rialto on May 8th, 2009. The One-Sheet for the film was created by another South Pas/Highland Park kid, local art legend, Jimi(not the tattoo artist)Martinez. Admission is free, as is the popcorn and refreshments. Whoa! Friday night at the movies!!! Lets all go support indie filmmaking…Rialto rocks!!!

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Hockey Dude commented about Nuart Theatre on May 8, 2009 at 8:26 am

Hey everybody, local South Pas kid and amateur filmmaker, R.D.Hall, will be premiering him Noir Horror/Gangster movie at the Rialto in South Pasadena on May 8th, 2009. The One-Sheet was created by another South Pas kid, local art legend, Jimi(not the tattoo artist)Martinez. Admission is free, as is the popcorn and refreshments. Whoa! Friday night at the movies!!! Lets all go support indie filmmaking…Rialto rocks!!!

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Hockey Dude commented about California Theatre on May 8, 2009 at 8:25 am

Hey everybody, local South Pas kid and amateur filmmaker, R.D.Hall, will be premiering him Noir Horror/Gangster movie at the Rialto theatre in South Pasadena on May 8th, 2009. The One-Sheet was created by another South Pas kid, local art legend, Jimi(not the tattoo artist)Martinez. Admission is free, as is the popcorn and refreshments. Whoa! Friday night at the movies!!! Lets all go support indie filmmaking…Rialto rocks!!!

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Hockey Dude commented about Rialto Theatre on May 8, 2009 at 8:21 am

Hey everybody, local South Pas kid and amateur filmmaker, R.D.Hall, will be premiering him Noir Horror/Gangster movie at the Rialto on May 8th, 2009. The One-Sheet was created by another South Pas kid, local art legend, Jimi(not the tattoo artist)Martinez. Admission is free, as is the popcorn and refreshments. Whoa! Friday night at the movies!!! Lets all go support indie filmmaking…Rialto rocks!!!

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Hockey Dude commented about Studio 1 Theatre on Nov 8, 2007 at 7:25 pm

It was known as the HK Studio for about as long as it was the Ramona OR the Studio 1.
When I was a kid, my friend plugged up the toilet and we got kicked out of the theater.
I saw Mary Poppins and the Jungle Book there when I was a kid. As for holding 500, I’d be surprised if it held more than 300.

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Hockey Dude commented about Holly Theatre on Nov 8, 2007 at 7:22 pm

Thanks William, I found it!
Hey, my friend and his partners are trying to buy it as we speak, but there is alot of competion right now….the entire area is undergoiung gentrification with every yuppie and their mother trying to buy it. But hey, in almost all circumstances they all want to turn it into a CINEMA, and THATS DARNED GOOD!!!!

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Hockey Dude commented about Tower Theatre on Nov 8, 2007 at 7:15 pm

I grew up in and around Sac up to the age of 7, then in L.A. until just recently,( I’m 42), when I moved to Truckee, so I really got to experience many classic theaters, north and south. My dad took us kids to all the beautiful and mysterious movie houses on Broadway in L.A., and because we had cousins, aunts, uncles and friends scattered throughout the San Joaquin Valley,(including some “sweaty Armenians”), we got to see alot of the smaller but no less classic small town movie houses, some , I recall, with these cool old neons signs of Polar Bears announcing,“Cool Air Conditioned Air Inside”.
But the one theater that I remember most vividly, and with much affection, is the Tower. One summer that I stayed with some relatives, we visited the Tower almost every weekend. What a superclassic venue. I went by there recently. I hear its being threatened by the encroachment of megaplexes. I hope they save her.

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Hockey Dude commented about Fox Hanford Theatre on Nov 7, 2007 at 7:25 pm

There are a lot of great theaters in central Cali, some open, some closed. I used to go here when visitng my uncle and aunt back in the 70s-80s. They sure did a great job restoring it.

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Hockey Dude commented about Holly Theatre on Nov 7, 2007 at 7:14 pm

If you look at the side profile, you can see the theater shape.I grew up around there. There is another theater down the street named HK Studio, but I have not seen it listed in Cinema Treasures.
My cousins attended Belmont High School, and in their 1974 yearbook there is a great photo of the Hollyway. In fact, some older photos show trolley cars with the name , “Hollyway”, as a destination. There was a bar right down the street by name of Hollyway that me and my friends used to hang out at right after high school. It was real dive. Now its some kind of chi-chi yuppie bar complete with bouncer and red-velvet rope.

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Hockey Dude commented about California Theatre on Nov 6, 2007 at 7:47 pm

I recall this place. My dad took us here when we were kids. He brought to us to several of the downtown movie houses during the 1970s. Five Fingers of Death and all that. But I remember this one for different reasons.I lived in Los Angeles until recently,but back then, I rented a space across the street from the place around the time they tore it down. Such a shame. But I know what garageguy and gerew are talking about. Oh garageguy, I know what you are trying to do. You are trying to smoke the guy out. The fellow who took the booth. You’re a sly devil. Hope you catch him.Dont be to harsh with gerew, he seems like a great and sincere person, you control yourself now, boy.
My question is as follows. My family have been Angelenos since the late 1890s, and my great grandfather and grandfather both worked in movie houses. My dad was an usher too. I recall my great grandfather in moments of rare lucidity tell me stories about working in Nickelodeons. Here is my query. He told me had worked in several moviehouses that arenot listed in Cinema Treasures. One that sticks out in my mind is the Palms. I guess he worked there around 1910-1918. Its not listed, however, there are other Palms listed, but not the right one. The reason I recall this is because the family lived off of Temple street at the time, in a long demolished wooden tenement , and my dad said that greatgramps used to cross the street to go to work, so that would put it on the corner of Temple and Union or Belmont. Gramps would recall that the place , even then, was a “rowdy joint”. Is it possible that it was a Nickleodeon and not a movie house? Anybody know?

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Hockey Dude commented about Information on value of 1936 fight 35 mm film on Nov 6, 2007 at 7:09 pm

Wow….considering there were several newsreel cameras set up for the fight that night…..you might have a unique item there. While it is true that much footage of this great fight exists, you may have a previously unseen vantage point. And not to mention the importance of that fight in pugilistic history!!!
Of course, be carfull with Nitrate film, it IS rather explosive.

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Hockey Dude commented about LaGrange Theatre undergoes renovations on Nov 6, 2007 at 6:15 pm

I remember my dad took us to see a movie here way back in the 60s. Its a great place.