The story of the St. Francis

posted by Michael Zoldessy on November 23, 2009 at 7:49 am

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — In the Examiner, some memories of the St. Francis Theatre along with an update on its current status.

The St. Francis Theatre (“Theater”) is a neo-classical building that was a movie theater for approximately 90 years (1911-2001). It has remained vacant since it closed, and it is boarded up.

Urban Realty Company and Commonfund Realty Inc. have proposed knocking down the buildings from 935 to 965 Market Street, including the Theatre, to replace them with a new mid-rise building called CityPlace.

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Simon Overton
Simon Overton on November 25, 2009 at 12:32 pm

San Francisco’s Market Street once housed a fabulous collection of cinematic and theatrical palaces… but not anymore. Known as “The City that knows how,” one can just about count the remaining citie’s theaters on one hand.
Future generations will never have a clue at what our forefathers created for us to enjoy.
Go on… Smash everything down for the sake of money and greed… Who the hell cares after we’re dead? Definitely not today’s pathetic and gormless youth we spawned. God help us!

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