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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
Well I was incorrect.
The name is remaining a “Century” The venue re-opened last night 1/17/13
The governor of Colorado had a great quote, that I personally agree with…
“"We certainly recognize all the different paths that people take to mourn, the different paths that people take to recover from unimaginable, incomprehensible loss,” Gov. John Hickenlooper said at the ceremony.
“Some wanted this theater to reopen. Some didn’t. Certainly both answers are correct,” Hickenlooper said.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2013/01/18/aurora-movie-theater-reopens-with-new-name-free-family-friendly-movies/#ixzz2ILaCLyqT
sure, go right ahead, I think everyone here would appreciate it if you posted a new photo for this complex.
oh great, then since you agree you’ll be contacting AMC and or the theatre complex itself and checking Fandango for ticket information instead of coming here.
maybe you should. I contact AMC regularly about my concerns and they are very receptive to it. Especially if its a theatre I visit often and have a connection to.
Coming onto a message board and prattling on without something really getting done, doesn’t help anyone, does it?
I recall seeing in a few of the stories ( which unfortunately I can not show work for) that the “Century” name was being removed and it was being re-branded as a Cinemark.
Sir, they don’t have to do anything. They own the buildings and can choose to present any way to see fit. The public will decide how they accept the changes and as they always do, pay with their wallets.
Have you contacted them directly with a letter with your suggestions?
Still hasn’t been changed when I was out there. But with it being San Francisco there’s this thing called the internet that provide whats playing when.
I was walking past there with a friend, we wanted to go to a movie and walked up to the theatre to see what was playing and when, the showtimes and posters are prominently displayed.
Yup, approval came through and it looks to be 10-12 months for the renovations.
Here’s hoping it’s open in November for my annual birthday visit.
SocketSite has the info as well
Sounded like an ugly situation. But I’d like suggest that perhaps in the future you might provide a link or other info as to what went on instead of just dumping those 2 lines here.
Back to socketsite and the news that this week (1/7/13)the plans for the New Mission/Alamo renovation come up before the San Francisco Planning Commission. Here’s hoping all goes well.
is the link to that news- also included is an artist’s rendering of what the final product (114 condos as well) should look like.
You mentioned this last February.
Im flabbergasted that you haven’t taken the time of the year to not only find out the exact date of the opening, but also to re-centre the google map image above.
That and also help out figure out a better parking scheme for them. Apparently you’ve got a lot of time on your hands.
wow, its been closed for over 2 years and you’re just coming here to pay “your respects”.
I sincerely hope you’re more respectful to family members when they pass.
have you contacted AMC about this? I’m not sure what purpose it is serving here.
I’m wondering the same thing.
and your point being?
yes, the entrance for this venue is over on 4th street, getting to the theaters up the elevators, escalators and/or stairs. I enjoyed my visits there back in November
According to Clearview’s website it has reopened as of today ( ¼/13)
The space that housed the Embassy is going to be a 12 story apartment building.
So for the time being this should have been demolished ( not closed- the building was demolished after the Loma Prieta Earthquake) then changed to residential.