RIALTO THEATRE, SOUTH PASADENA
The lovers meet here to watch a 10pm screening of Rebel Without a Cause. Dating from 1925 and described by the Los Angeles Times as ‘an odd mashup of Spanish baroque and Egyptian kitsch’, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This single-screen cinema, one of the last of its kind in southern California, seats 1,300 people and once hosted vaudeville shows. Michael Jackson’s Thriller video was filmed here, as were parts of The Player and Scream 2. It closed in 2007, though there are plans to reopen it (1023 Fair Oaks Ave).