CONFIRMED: Alexandria to Close After 4:15pm Show

posted by Patrick Crowley on February 16, 2004 at 5:40 am

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — “Vic”, a Cinema Treasures user and Assistant Manager at the Alexandria, confirmed that the theater will close later today in a comment posted on the Alexandria’s theater page.

“Unfortunately, the Alexandria has run out of time, as the doors will open for the last time on Febuary 16th. The last show will be at 4:15pm. I hope to see anyone who cares for the theater therea as i will be the Assistant Manager On Duty for the Final Shows… R.I.P Alexandria (1923 – 2004)”

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Comments (7)

RobertR
RobertR on February 16, 2004 at 6:24 am

Another destruction courtesy of UA.

hhboy77
hhboy77 on February 16, 2004 at 8:54 pm

Hello. I am writing a story on neighborhood theaters and their disappearance from the sf cityscape. If anyone was able to attend screenings on the final day of the Alexandria, I’d love to speak with them and get their feelings and a description of the atmosphere. I can be contacted by phone at 415-533-7822 or by email at I’d be happy to buy a drink for someone in exchange for answering a half a dozen or so questions.

-Hubert

sdoerr
sdoerr on February 17, 2004 at 5:56 am

So the theater will be demo’d? I encourage everyone to rally in the area, petition, chain yourself around the building! Do whatever we can do, we cant be losing things like these!

stevemcgarrett
stevemcgarrett on February 18, 2004 at 9:04 am

Did they really close? Funny, I didn’t hear a peep on TV or see this reported on The SF Chronicle. They must be really behind on this.

Eric
Eric on February 18, 2004 at 7:19 pm

The only news outlet to do a story was KRON 4. You can see the video clip on their website at www.kron.com

funkadelic
funkadelic on February 20, 2004 at 5:40 pm

this is such a shame. I grew up on 18th between Geary and Anza and now live on 18th between Geary and Clement (literally across the street from the theater’s parking lot), so the alexandria has been a part of my world for most of my life. i went there all the time to watch movies.

not sure what the plans are for the future, but there are large dumpsters in the parking lot and it appears that they are filled with theater seats. :(

Eric
Eric on February 21, 2004 at 11:53 am

The dumpsters with the red plush velvet seats were hauled away and today they are ripping out the seats from the upstairs auditoriums… :(

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