New movie about old theaters

posted by Fauxjob on October 6, 2010 at 10:40 am

I’m working on a documentary that talks about the closing of the old theaters, and the rise of hardcore in their place during the 60’s and 70’s in San Francisco. I’d love to talk to people who were there — who worked there, who frequented them (before and after) or can provide insight into how the neighborhoods changed.

Most of all, I’d love any feedback on the work I’ve done so far.

Thanks,
Mike

Comments (7)

terrywade
terrywade on October 6, 2010 at 11:53 am

Sounds like a great project. You need to call Jack Tillmany who lives in the East Bay. He has plenty of photos and stories to tell but may be camera shy. Also my friend ‘Ed Jacklich’ who managed and worked at some area movie theatres like the Oakland’s T&D. I’ll try to e mail you. I also have some stories to tell. Market St in SF had so many little theatres in the 50’s & 60’s like the Hub, Pix, Regal,Strand,Embassy,Paris,Centre,Esquire Telenews,plus the large theatres like the Fox,Paramount,State,UA and many more in the neigborhoods like the Fox Parkside, Mission, El Rey, Granada ect. Oakland had many also like the Rex, Broadway, Lux, Moulin Rouge, Peerlex, Central, Globe in the Broadway area in downtown Oakland. As a kid in High School I collected movie posters from many of these theatres and managers in the Oakland area. Like I said you need to interview my friend ‘Ed Jacklich’ who managed the Fairfax Theatre in Oakland when the Hells Angels rented the theatre for a American International preview of a new biker movie called ‘Hells Angels On Wheels’ hundreds of bikers came and parked their bikes outside the theatre on Foothill Blvd in Oakland and the business peoople in the area got upset. Many stories you need to get on video. Also the time at the Fruitvale Theatre in Oakland he also managed booked the movie ‘The Tami Show’ and he was beat up in the lobby! Good luck on your project. PS*** You got to get the story from Jack Tillmany on your new doc about a theatre in Oakland he managed when a projectionist who went out to the roof to sun bathe between reels and the wind closed the projection room door. It locked and he had 15 minutes to climb down the fire exit in the nude to go thru the lobby to get back into the booth! We will talk soon and I will e mail you. Terry

scottfavareille
scottfavareille on October 6, 2010 at 12:50 pm

This should be interesting, perhaps expanded into a feature length form.

In assessing hardcore in San Francisco in the 1960’s & 1970’s, one should also take into consideration the “storefront theaters” (which largely started in San Francisco) such as the Screening Room (owned by pioneering pornographer Alex DeRenzy, the “Mini-Adult”, and the “Art 1 & 2”. (And remember, the Mitchell Brothers O'Farrell Theater was originally converted prom a car dealership).

terrywade
terrywade on October 6, 2010 at 9:43 pm

Mike I hope when you do this doc you don’t just do the potrn theatres but many of the grindhouse theatres that played B movies and 3 features. Do you have a contact e mail. Terry

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