El Niño, Downtown Los Angeles 1966 - age 3.

El Niño, Downtown Los Angeles 1966 - age 3.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Swan Song for the Rocky Horror at the Rialto

Rialto Theatre - South Pasadena, CA

Last night marked the final midnight screening of the cult favorite, Rocky Horror Picture show at the 85 year old historic Rialto Theatre in South Pasadena. Cult members of this show will have to find another venue to thorw toilet paper, rice, hot dogs, playing cards, or shoot their water pistols at Janet, Brad and Frank N, Further while dancing to the Time Warp in the aisles. The film opened at the UA Theatre in Westwood on September 26, 1975 and the subsequent cult following did not begin until the film began its midnight run at the Waverly Theatre in New York on April 1, 1976. My one and only experience of this cult classic was at a theatre on the east Sunset Strip in 1981. I had a great time as I recall and my only regret was not having my camera….. The Time Warp marches on but out of South Pasadena…for now.

1 comment:

  1. Bummer! That is now one of my "never-did-and-now-can'ts." :(