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The vote for demolition has been delayed a week whilst the building’s owner and MUNI continue to haggle.
doesnt look like.
Another visit today (2/9/13) and it was another favourable experience. Seeing a good movie helped (John Dies at the End). Once again the greeting from employee.
More Landmark radio. No hobos looking for chicken.
What makes me sad is how well run and behaved at this theatre and a few blocks away on Walnut Street is such a debacle.
Sure it wasn’t the Howard, Fine and Howard acting studio? ( Cmon someone had to make the joke)
that’s well and good- but that still begs the question
have you contacted AMC or the manager of this particular complex about your concerns.
Whenever I see a post like this on the board, I tend to wonder, has the original poster actually contacted the chain, spoke with a manager to try to get a grasp on the booking process. Markp gave some great insight.
I’ve had issues with the AMC’s in my region and usually within days someone gets back to me with an answer. Saves me alot of stress.
such bad news. So sad, hopefully it does not become the eye sore that the Alexandria has become. Thankfully the Strand is on it’s way back.
yup, looks like it might be time to change the status to demolished..
As part of the MUNI T-line
“Muni now plans to the raze the Pagoda Theater, extend the subway tunnel to the Columbus and Powell Street site, and extract all the machinery from there.”
Entire article here…
This looks like it’s being used as a church. Channels of Blessings. a radio broadcast on KFAX in San Francisco has originated there as well.
The exterior looks to be beat from the images I found. Wonder if there’s still plans to bring it back to theater use again.
This still appears to be a church. According to the google image, it’s either the Mision Pentecostal Emanuel (sic) or Centro Cristiano Jehova Jireh.
Also it looks like address has moved to 804 Cortland.
Interesting. I did some research and couldn’t find any data about a fire in that area or let alone a death. Any other information would be appreciated to help.
I presume you mean you were in the beige building?
I’ve never been in the IMAX auditorium. When I was in town back in November, the opening of that screen was delayed. So I can’t speak from personal experience. However one would presume it is smaller than the one at the Metreon.
The Digital IMAX 3D at the Van Ness joins the increasing numbers of AMC theaters offering Reserved Seating for the IMAX presentations.
Personally I am in favour of this. When I planned on seeing Skyfall to check out the new IMAX auditorium, I wasn’t that fond of having to arrive early to get a good place online.
However, it does require a committment and buying in advance online, but thats a fine trade-off.
Anyone out there been?
The calendars for Feb 2013 are up on the Castro Theatre’s website.
Great Oscar winners and contenders and great mix of what has made the Castro for 90 years.
and oh look, they’re only “dark” two days that month as well.
Really? I’ve gone by there often and not really noticed it. Just seem to be some low end retail.
maybe some photos next time?
oh and here’s the link about that from AMC’s website
Renovations might start this year…
Yet another blog post (including some great photographs) from Noir City
More history being made at the Castro Theatre today as a part of the annual “Noir City” festival.
Today (1/27/13) sees for the first time in 11 years, a DCP presentation of a restoration of “Sunset Blvd”.
This is such a great festival, let’s hope that some of those on this board whom live in San Francisco are attending this event and might be providing first hand reports.
As if it needed to cement itself as a true Cinema Treasure, the Castro did itself proud last evening (1/25/13) during the annual Noir City event- the screening of “Gun Crazy” had a special guest of star Peggy Cummins.
Miss Cummins received no less than 4 standing ovations and according to Brian Darr of “Hell on Frisco Bay” she gave a splendid interview and was particularly overwhelmed by seeing this film on the big screen of the Castro and her warm welcome.
Reports also stated she clapped along during the organ’s playing of the iconic “San Francisco” ( which something I feel not doing should result in outster)
one would presume credit goes to “Historic Aerials.com” here?
I don’t understand why you feel the need to take shots at the Castro theatre. In fact – they’re only dark one Monday in January, other than that every day on the calendar is full. So, please please do your homework before coming on here. Granted they did take those days off in the past, but now is now.
Your venom should perhaps be placed at Landmark. They shut down 4 screens for independent film in 2012.
If food being offered in a theater is being viewed as competition and since Alamo shows a mix of mainstream and revival- then perhaps AMC and Cinemark have reason to be concerned as well, not just the Castro.
Seems you might a slight tad biased due to your “audience” with Mr. League. No?
I’m thrilled that the Drafthouse is going to open and hope they are so by November 2013 so I can visit. I hope they survive 91 years and beyond.
Hey that’s great. Proud of you.
However, what movie was it?
How was the experience?
What did you think of the venue?
Here’s a fine account of the evening of this great screening