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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.
“was used as a church for a while, but soon torn down. A supermarket is now located on its former site.” is written in the above text for the theater.
The Merriam Webster dictionary defines demolished as being torn down. So it puzzles me as to why the status of this theater sits as CLOSED. Hmm.
A Whole Foods market is in this region now, proceeded by a Cala Foods (the Bell Market mentioned above).
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.