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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.
Always wondered why there’s no showtimes here late at night on New Years Eve?
Well it’s because they turn it into a huge nightclub party space to give people VIP access to the ball drop and a different place to ring in the new year.
you need to get around more. I’ve been in quite a few theaters in which i’ve had to go up and down stairs to use the facilities.
so where did you get that article from?
Here’s hoping. But nothing I’ve heard as yet. I’ll do my best to give any updates with evidence and citing my work.
As mentioned, I was unable to attend last evening. However, report came from Brian Darr who writes the fine blog “Hell on Frisco Bay” whom reported on the Twitter that before the final showing that former Bridge manager Joshua Grannell (who’s alter-ego Peaches Christ held “MIdnight Mass” at the Bridge for so many years) gave a very moving speech.
Following this evening’s (12/27/12) screening of “Perks of a Wallflower” which begins at 9:30pm Pacific time, the Bridge theatre will be closing it’s doors.
The great city of San Francisco will be losing yet another movie theatre. This time one of it’s grandest single screen venues..
“ Built in 1939. Operated by Landmark since 1991. Only one mile west of Japan Town and one mile south of the Presidio, the Bridge Theatre is conveniently and centrally located in the Inner Richmond District. Named after the Golden Gate bridge which was built two years before, it is one of San Francisco’s most beloved single-screen movie palaces, featuring independent films and foreign language cinema since the 1950s.”
I had great opportunity to visit the Bridge on my trips to SF, it was a grand venue and I’m sad to see it go.
This 73 year old defined what it means to be a cinema treasure. Such a shame it only received 25 comments and will be forgotten, where nondescript complexes are allowed to have thousands of senseless comments with meaning to only one person.
of course they were.
It’s got more to do with it being around Rockefeller Center and that is where the Christmas Tree, skating rink, etc.
see I can speculate too.
Why does it amaze you or anyone?
To the developers and those whom own the buildings it’s just a piece of real estate.
and c'mon it’s downtown Newark NJ. People need police escorts to get from the train and or parking lots to the Prudential Center.
Do you really think that a single screen theatre in Newark NJ would be a profitable venue?
“January 5, 2003. It has since been demolished, and a health club was built on the site.”
why is status showing as closed?
The RitzBourse has been really trying hard of late and I appreciate the effort.
On my recent visits here (12/8/12 and 12/15/12) the program was started by having an employee welcome us and re-inforce the no texting/talking. Sad that it even needs to be mentioned- those whom patronize these ‘sorts of films’ you think would know better.
Unfortunately on the 15th, you really couldn’t hear the announcement since Landmark started a “Landmark radio” which they kept on while this poor bloke tried to speak.
Other than that, I had much better experiences there than last time. Still no sign of hobos looking for chicken though.
I was at the screening of “Gypsy” as well, and the picture quality was great. I didn’t stay for “Love with the Proper Stranger” as I hadn’t eaten yet ( I dashed right over to the Castro after a morning showing of Lincoln at the Century)
During my visit to SF in Nov of 2012. I was at the Castro a total of 4 times. Each time was a good experience with the projection and of course the Mighty Wurlitzer.
Only gripe was when I attended “Lawless” the audience was a bit like the usual movie going experience ( talking, texting, etc) and that put me off.
I made it back here in Nov of 2012. Wanted to catch the film “Lincoln” before it opened wide. Such a great experience (granted since I had an early morning screening before the rest of the Centre opened I had to find an open side door) employees pleasant, patrons well behaved (including a school group seeing the film for history class) the seats were more comfortable than I remember. This theatre complex allows you to use your phone for your ticket.