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More about the Strand being taken over by ACT..
From the blog MissionMission.org- some nice memorances of the Lumiere..
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business is still very brisk at the AMC Neshaminy. Today whilst attending an early screening of “The Master” (9/22/12) the smallish theatre was quite full, but audience not all that well behaved. It might be time for Bruce the Shark from “Finding Nemo” to really show up.
There was also a preview screening of “Hotel Transylvania” going on in one of the bigger screens. I have to admit I was a bit confused by the overzealous security staff with metal detecting wands I thought AMC merged with the TSA for a moment.
Instead of the cutesy wootsey animated segments at the start of movies ( which seem to be lost on people) it might be time to have someone address the audience either in person or via recorded segment as to how to behave when attending a movie.
There’s a meeting on October 12, 2012 to discuss the upkeep and development plans for the Alexandria.
“Peter Lauterborn, Legislative Aide to Supervisor Mar tells us, “the theater will stay part theater, part commercial, while the back lot is mixed use, with commercial on the ground floor and residences above.”
Further information about the meeting can be found below….
Sad news today from the Twitter feed of Brian Darr of the “Hell on Frisco Bay” blog.
“Just got publicist confirmation that the Lumiere Theatre will no longer be operated by @LandmarkLTC after this Sunday. A sad end to an era.‘
[ Sunday 9/23/12]
no word as yet as to if another operator will take over.
From SocketSite.com- please enjoy a photo with different angle of the classic marquee and also a planned interior layout, find it below…
Please too, keep in mind that you’ll also find a comment section at the bottom of that page as well. That is more the place for snarky comments about the state of restorations in San Francisco, not a site mainly for Cinema Treasures.
The Stanford Theatre will be celebrating Universal Pictures 100th Anniversary with a festival that will go on the rest of 2012 and into 2013 a bit I am sure.
The first part of the festival, from 1930 to 1935 (and even some pre 1930) are running now until November 2nd.
Here’s the link for information with the schedule..
Glad you had a nice time, thank you for uploading the photo and bringing something to the site- and hope you enjoyed your visit to San Francisco.
The Vogue is alive and well and under the auspices of the San Francisco Neighborhood Theatre Foundation
“The San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation (SFNTF) is dedicated to preserving and maintaining the City’s last remaining neighborhood cinemas. Movie theaters make important contributions to the unique character of San Francisco’s neighborhoods and are important economic engines for local commercial districts. Today, only a dozen neighborhood movie theaters remain in San Francisco.”
The website should be listed as…
It now looks like the Alamo might not be ready until December 2013 at the EARLIEST
“The Wall Street Journal today has an update on the project, which still doesn’t take its plans to the Historic Preservation Commission until this December. That puts their opening now out to late 2013 at the earliest, which may make some impatient Mission denizens sad.”
Full article here…
Great Article about the New Mission’s come back hopes…..
Conviently located from The BART station is another of the Bay Area’s Top Ten theaters as judged by SF Weekly. This is such a great Art Deco theatre. Worth the trip out there for sure.
Out in Alameda, the city “IN” the bay is the number 7 choice in the Bay Area’s Top Ten list in the SF Weekly publication. I’ve never had the pleasure to visit. Hopefully on an upcoming visit.
A great night time photo is featured in the link below.
The Roxie Cinema has been stepping up it’s game of late with some great titles, live performances and an all around great time. I always have a great time there and can certainly understand it making the Top Ten Bay Area list
Coming in at Number 5 on the SFBG’s list of Top 10 Bay Area theaters, is this fine complex.
I’ll echo what is said here about staff being very friendly, great selection of indie movies- but can’t speak of the Vegan cookies.
The great Grand lake made it to number 4 of this list of Bay Area theaters. I’d rate it number 1 if we were going on marquees only…
After a bout of possible closings, the Clay theater is still alive and kicking and drawing them in.
It made Number 3 on this list of Top 10 San Francisco movie theatre.
I might be because of the alcohol- but one of the fun things about Top ten lists is that it’s up for debate. I’ve not been to the Sundance Kabuki, so I can’t speak of my own experience.
But, the SF Weekly named it number 1 in this recent poll..
In the above mentioned article, please to note that the seating capacity is 1407..(not 1500)
Viz….“. Built in 1922 with a Spanish Colonial Baroque façade, its 1407 seats make this the ideal location to see a movie with 1406 of your favorite friends. ”
There’s always alot of debate when Top 10 lists are released. Knowing the SF Weekly as I do, someplace that offers alcohol getting preference comes at no surprise.
No shame in being number 2 on this list…
“Maybe the perfect theater? Nay, the perfect movie palace. Fantastic, varied programming, exciting special events, breathtaking interior. ”
Read the rest at the link below.
Keith Arnold has been doing a tremendous job in making this amazing theatre palace, a TRUE definition of a Cinema Treasure (as opposed to some indescript soulless multiplex) as it celebrates it’s 90th birthday.
As tremendous as this past month of August has been, September kicks off with a 70mm screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo”(on real film)– that has been recently named the best movie of all time. Advance tickets for this event are available here….
The Sing-A-Longs schedule includes the “The Little Mermaid” October 12-19 and “West Side Story” on November 11th.
i saw this theatre on a tv show on my tv the other day.
A true cinema treasure is celebrating it’s 90th anniversary. Jesse Hamlin from the San Francisco Chronicle wrote a really great piece about the Castro in today’s edition.
There’s some really great photos celebrating the history of this incredible venue.
I hope people attend and share recollections and treat this theatre with the respect it deserves here and not like some of the entries here in which certain people feel it necessary to post every time someone takes a bowel movement in a particular complex.
the alleged moderators of this site should really shut down comments for this particular theatre out of respect for those who lost thier lives because they wanted to watch a movie.
Is it really important the whys or wherefores right now?
Take that to other websites, I was always under the impression that this place to honor the history of theatres, not allow random speculation to run wild. Shame that is what it’s been allowed to become and why I chose to “come out of retirement” to make my strong feelings known.
Let the victims and thier families in peace, I sincerely hope that the theatre can recover from this tragedy and people aren’t out of work because of this.