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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.
$9 is the after 12pm pricing for this complex. The AM Cinema prices stop at 11:59 AM.
Apparently they are alternating 2D and 3D showings in this particular movie.
I was able to do this little bit of detective work by looking it up on Fandango.com. Took me roughly a minute or so. You might want to check that or ask for the theater’s manager before coming here with questions and waiting for someone to respond.
You’ll get this site back to it’s intended use and make your life a bit less stressful.
thank you for the kind words. However the choice to remove my photos, posts , et al was made for me.
I refuse to continue to have my contributions be part of a website that continually allows the terms of service to be violated with no retribution and also has denigrated from what was once a great place to chronicle the history of what might other wise be lost movie palaces be turned into some second rate message board.
Thank you for the kind words.
However, my attempts at bringing insight and fact based news tidbits with links ( showing my work) are like a drop in the ocean of the nonsense and stupidity that this once grand site has become.
Sad really, but going through and removing my comments reminds me of why I’m doing it.
that is great. Thank you so much for putting that up and the time you put into actually posting up historic relevant things to this website. I appreciate them and one of the things I’ll miss after my departure.
and I need to disagree with you.
any and all of the posts that I did in regards to a particular theatres renovations or news bits came from a news article in which I could document exactly where it came from.
I often time broke major bits of news here ( New Mission being renovated to Alamo Drafthouse, Strand theatre being bought by ACT) without any credit.
It’s due to things like what you posted ( its very easy to find out which of the two AMC dining options are coming) and the other incessant ramblings that has seen this site go down the tubes.
it all is, unless it comes directly from a manager or someone at AMC.
I just think it’s so adorable how one particular person finds that they need to be that particular theatre’s reporter.
Like it really matters, putting up bits and pieces of hearsay and nonsense, when if they wait a couple weeks or speak to someone at the theatre if they actually go there, talk to a manager and get the intel and come back and report.
exactly, I tried to contribute something that some basis and merit to this site.
Not posting comments for comments sake, not posting up something that can be found in a common spot like Fandango or MovieTickets.com.
I’ve complained about this waste of resources and it continues, even to today.
So I’m taking my insightful thoughtful comments and photographs never to be seen again. You folks want to leave up stupidity about such and such movie being shown in a particular format and other inane drivel, you go right ahead.
My photos are gone, favourites removed. I’m in the process of removing my comments. Since this can’t be done in a mass way, I need to do it one by one, so that will take me a few weeks.
Once they are gone, they’re gone. You’ve had your chances to stop this stupidity.
yup, and I apologize to those who actually bring something creative to this site instead of the self important nonsense I’ve been complaining about for 4 years.
Actually I should have said scroll up. Doesn’t matter though the concept of thought is lost on some.
I on the other hand have had enough and since the powers that be here seem to be asleep at the switch, keeping people on topic and keeping the inane drivel off the board, I’ve taken the law into my own hands.
I only noticed this comment since I am in the process of removing all my photos and any evidence of my presence here
Scroll down before you leave stupid comments, you nitwit.
Look at Feb 24, 2010.
It wasn’t funny then and it’s not funny now.
Stick to your little toss fest in North Jersey.
yes, I’m an early bird. I’ve reported my share of spam on here. However one grows tired seeing inane posts in certain theaters where when thats all that they have to say when clearly below it says “stay on topic”
I’ve found many other interesting blogs with great information and none of the drivel.
@Howard. I was at the 10:30 am showing. Forgive how long its been for my reply. I’ve not been spending much time on this site lately. Since the change over, its gone a bit downhill, certain theaters still have drivel posted to them, so Id rather not waste my time.
Finally made it out here for a showing back in November of 2011. It was a Sunday and I shelled out the dough for “Puss N Boots in 3D”. Wow, I need to agree with the above poster that the triplexing is a travesty.
One of the more bizarre set ups of a theatre I had been in. I was concerned how the 3D would work with this odd seating configuration, but it was fine. Bit of sticker shock too $14 for a 3D movie on Sunday night.
Going to this theatre was something to knock off my to-do list. I did it and was glad to get it out of my system.
On Friday October 28th, the William Castle classic “House on Haunted Hill” starring Vincent Price, Carol Ohmart , Elisha Cook, Jr will screen at this movie palace.
This will be a special night as the film is going to be presented in “EMERGO” , yes, the skeleton will come off the screen and fly across the audience.
William Castle’s grandson will be in attendance as well and other surprises.
I just want to thank Hollywood90038 for all the great pictures. I appreciate your efforts in going out and taking those pics and posting them up.
THAT is what this website should be about.
The Ruby Skye is pretty much just a night club now.
Many pics of the interior can be found at
The Ruby Skye is also the home to the monthly gay “T-dance” called Fresh.