They're finally developing that parcel of land in the 5500 block of Hollywood Boulevard on which the Velaslavasay Panorama stood for many years. The Panorama — the only modern immersive artistic experience apart from 3-D and that tank in Altered States — is an all-encompassing 360-degree creative discipline, other examples of which stretch from Australia to Iraq. The Velaslavasay Panorama lived on that Hollywood lot in the Tswuun-Tswuun Rotunda from 2001 through 2004, at which point the Rotunda and its lush gardens gave way to an Eden of filth and weeds. Fast-forward to its current home in West Adams at the old Union Theatre, and this year's Panorama of Horrors Spook Show. Captured Aural Phantasy Theater — a longtime local troupe combining all of the virtues of radio and live vaudeville with none of the scratchiness of either airwaves or suits — brings pre-Code comic-book terror to life with enough horror to make Dr. Fredric Wertham spin in his grave. Also on the schedule: a seance, some siren's sultry singing and music by members of the ghastly surf band the Noble Gasses. Oxygen not available at press time; wear masks! Velaslavasay Panorama, 1122 W. 24th St.; Fri., Oct. 28, 8 p.m.; $10. (213) 746-2166,

Fri., Oct. 28, 2011

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