Rialto Theatre

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Urban legends are told about a girl who committed suicide by slitting her wrists in the bathroom and then going up to the balcony to bleed to death. Another legend tells of a man who went mad in the projector booth. Witnesses say bathroom stall doors shake and apparitions have been seen of an older man in the seats or walking up and down the balcony stairs.

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Geographic Information

Address:
1023 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA 91030
United States

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GPS:
34.1140105, -118.15072709999998
County:
Los Angeles County, California
Nearest Towns:
South Pasadena, CA (0.1 mi.)
Alhambra, CA (1.9 mi.)
Pasadena, CA (2.4 mi.)
San Marino, CA (2.6 mi.)
San Gabriel, CA (2.9 mi.)
East San Gabriel, CA (3.7 mi.)
Monterey Park, CA (3.9 mi.)
East Pasadena, CA (3.9 mi.)
South San Gabriel, CA (5.0 mi.)
Rosemead, CA (5.0 mi.)

Contact Information

Web:
http://www.friendsoftherialto.org

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  1. A friend of mine was the projectionist there in the late ’70s. IIRC, according to him, it was a former manager who hung himself there. My friend swore up and down that he heard his ghost, and had talked to people who had seen it.

  2. When I went there, they were having some sort of 100th birthday party. Anyway, I was going in, stayed inside for a while and then I heard a voice; it was deep and rasping and it called my name. I was so scared I ran outside. I got brave enough and headed inside to find out the the room I was in HAD NO ONE. So I stayed in there for a while and then I looked up (for some strange reason) to see a man standing on the balcony above me. He was wearing 70’s clothes and the top of his head was bleeding really bad. The man said my name AGAIN in the same voice as before. I ran the hell out of there and didn’t come back. It still scares me to this day.

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