Lucha Libre superstars Penta Zero Miedo & Rey Fenix opened their store, art gallery and event space “Republic of Lucha” in South Pasadena to critical acclaim last year. The LA Times named ROL “BEST OF 2021” and Pasadena Weekly has called it “Quirky. The perfect gift shop”. The unique space recently celebrated its One Year Anniversary with its first-ever Lucha Libre show in their parking lot. The show received rave reviews and featured superstars the Lucha Bros, John Hennigan, Taya Valkyrie, Top Flight and many more. The full show is available for streaming on FITE.
Their rooftop LUCHA MOVIE CLUB was a huge success in its inaugural 2021 edition, screening 18 classic Lucha films from the 1960’s and 70’s, the only film program of its kind in the world. These rare movies star real life masked-Mexican wrestlers portraying themselves in bizarre and outlandish settings, fighting monsters, mad scientists, criminal masterminds, alien invaders, witchcraft and the occult. These movies were hugely popular in Mexico upon their initial release and consequent airings on TV and have now become some of the most sought after cult-classic films in the world for their uniqueness and rarity. The 1970 classic “Santo Vs The Riders of Terror”, the only Lucha-Western marks the start of their recently announced 2022 18-film program, scheduled to conclude on Halloween night. All movies are screened outdoors on their rooftop and are either dubbed in English or have English subtitles. This first film will be screened in English.
“Lucha Movie Nights” doors 7:30 pm, movie 8:00 pm. Pizza, popcorn and treats are available. Tix and complete program HERE.
Republic of Lucha is open Wednesday – Sunday 11AM – 7PM republicoflucha.com