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The World Premiere of Greta Garbo’s “Camille” was held here in 1936. Garbo herself attended as well as most of the Palm Springs Hollywood crowd.
Supposedly, buried somewhere within the walls of the theatre is a time capsule containing the actual print of “Camille” that was shown there at the premiere.
For Joeseph Breen. La Cage…opened at the Golden Gate in 1986, I believe. I remember attending the Premiere where my good friend, Sylvester, arrived in drag, alighting from a limousine to great applause. It was mentioned in Herb Caen’s column the next morning.
Saw many movies there as Ilived a couple of blocks away on Octavia. Never cared much for that theater as the seats were uncomfortable and you had to look over people’s heads to see the screen.
Thank you, Tillmany, for the correct update on info for this theater. Where do some people get their info???
I knew the info was wrong when I saw the mentionof MAe West. You are correct that she appeared at the Warfield for the premiere of Sextette.
Used to enjoy waiting in line @ The Royal for the opening of Bette Midler’s movies in the ‘80s. The lines would stretch around the block to the car dealership. It became a tradition to see her movies there on opening day to a full house.
The Clay Theater also held the WORLD PREMIERE of Divine’s Lust in The Dust in the mid 80’s. Divine left his footprints outside the theater in a ceremony reminiscent of Grauman’s Chinese Theater’s tradition.