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Someone is. If you’re not paying it- why do you really care?
Thanks Joe for bringing something of value about the history of this theater. It’s sincerely appreciated by those who remember what this board used to be like.
Sorry, thought this was to discuss the theatre and not a movie playing there.
Thanks for actually doing some work on this theatre and not being a jackass and putting up childish attempts at humour.
Hopefully someone can put forth more effort, call those phone numbers and try to determine what’s going on.
Tonight ( March 20th) RCMH is hosting the Premiere of Batman vs Superman [ Dawn of Justice]
Guess the geniuses on here missed it since it didn’t involve whether or not lazer is being installed or it’s at a shopping mall in North Jersey.
Following up on my post of November 24, 2013, the young man who joined Kieron & JR on the stage is now Kieron’s husband. Alas Mr Ryan has appeared to left the adult business.
Keep checking the website (Thenobhilltheatre.com) for more information about upcoming live porn star performers.
I’m honestly surprised you don’t have the exact day that those seats were installed. You have a calendar with that information don’t you. Since your posts are always so accurate and relevant.
Thanks for adding this – looks great.
Here’s an article about the opening..
Website for the venue can be added as http://metrograph.com/
Congratulations to Gary and the staff on having Richmond District Supervisor Eric Mar & the SF Board of Supervisors to officially designate March 6th as “Balboa Theatre Day” in honor of the 90th birthday of this great venue.
Very cool article in the SF Examiner about this along with a great photo of the Balboa at night…
you heard it?
I do all the updates for Facebook, on my computer, Ipad and Iphone. I don’t have the talking version.
I usually read things on Facebook, then when I go someplace to post about it, I usually put up a link or more substantial information.
Based upon an Internet search, I learned what Cinemex is- might have been nice to enlighten others. Will the complex still be on this site? How many screens?
Even though I’m sure Phil & Robert are long gone. I really enjoyed reading those stories about this theatre, and miss it too everytime I walk up Powell Street, past that Burger King.
These are the posts that made this board great. It’s a shame really what it’s become.
its mainly because by the time you arrive here, the responding comment has been deleted.
That’s because certain members have gotten sick and tired of certain pages becoming on going monologues.
A lot of your ‘problems’ can easily be settled by contacting someone at AMC via email or twitter. You’re under the impression someone from there checks this page, they don’t. No one wants to read your whining. When someone tells you to stop, that gets removed instead of your inane posts being removed.
those are great. Thank you so very much, love the 1960 ad, tickets on sale at Sears !
well Steven I can address that. I adore the San Francisco theatres, like the Castro, Balboa, Alamo Drafthouse, Roxie, even the AMC Metreon because it has LASER IMAX :p I even gave the information to the board about the SF Centre when it first opened.
So what happened? Well, then the PTB of this board feel that
allowing 1540 comments about an complex in North Jersey written by mainly one member in an unending dialogue, theatre discussion pages turning into Facebook or a newspaper comment section instead of bringing true historical value to the site, I deleted them.
It has to do with value. Why should I waste my time by bringing something of true value and historical signifance when it gets piddled on. Case in point, out of respect for Gary Meyer putting over the Balboa’s 90th and a certain board member having to put an inane post after it under the guise of wishing the venue well, but we all know why it was done.
I’ve made my displeasure known in many ways, and I know this post won’t remain because it’s negative and truthful so I hope Steven gets to read it.
Once the truly offencive posts get deleted and pages shut down, I might come back with real infomration.
maybe if some of this effort was put into maybe a description of this theatre to help THE HISTORICAL THEME THIS SITE SHOULD HAVE BEEN following, instead of 144 comments about NOTHING, the bitching just might stop.
I recently uploaded an advertisement I found for a movie that ran here in 1934.
This sums up exactly what is the issue that gets me so angry about what this site’s become. When I locate a picture like this online, I’d love to read about the great history of this theatre, if it’s still around, what happened to it, etc.
But no, this once great resource has become the equivalent of Facebook or an online newspapers comment section. Unmoderated, senseless drivel, conversations with one’s self with the only purpose being some imaginative prize for having the most comments, to urinating all over a useful comment with a self serving one disguised as wishing a theatre well someone never has or never will set foot in, which in turn the original poster finds incredibly insulting, offensive and angering.
In a few weeks, I’ll remove this and the ad and go back to my profanity laced posts about the North Jersey complex, Lincoln Square and others who find a renovation not being done as a personal affront to them
It’s truly sad what’s happened- shooing away members who brought some substance and history to this board and basically letting the idiots win.
Tragic really and I’m hope those who read this in charge are happy with what this has become.
We’re even. I hate the fact this theatre’s page has become a big whinefest over the IMAX.
Has anyone brought anything of substance to this page? If people are gonna come on here and bitch incessantly, who am I to be left out.
on March the 6th, this great theatre will be celebrating it’s 90th birthday!
including a screening of the 1926 “Tramp, Tramp, Tramp” accompanied by live piano accompaniment from Kylan deGhetaldi! The night will be hosting by the awesome Gary Meyer!
Also, magic, live music, trivia and prizes and what birthday party would be complete without CAKE?
Info on the Balboa’s website and i’ve uploaded the advert to the photo section out of respect to this amazing venue that deserves respect and proper attention on it’s 90th birthday.
Here’s hoping some great memories of patrons are included on this theatre’s page!
Wait Matt are you trying to say that people come onto this board with unsubstantiated claims, rumour and innuendo and post it like its the truth?
The moderators would never ever let that occur.
To actually get back to the historical value and actual information that this site was intended for.
Iconic gay director Wakefield Poole held a three screen world premiere of his “Take One” on May 25, 1977. It was here, also at the Paris and Nob Hill in San Francisco.
Ad from the world premiere added to photos.
The sad part of it is , if 80% of those who came in here bitching and moaning about the bleeping curtains actually went there, spent money on a consistent basis- it just might still be open.
Be thankful at least part of the venue is remaining. I’ll presume that the new owners are keeping parts of the theatre’s grandeur and not tearing it down as has been the fate of many iconic theaters on Manhattan #priorities.
Thanks for your great photos steven and the time you took to post them. I attended on 12/26 and took some photos as well. I enjoyed the lobby shots and of course presentation and alcohol beverages. Can’t wait to make this a regular stop on my SF vacations.
Wow, all the time I spent in Lefty O'Douls and I had no clue.
The Marina is a twin, both screens are offering digital projection.
I made a return to the Nob Hill in November of 2013. This was on a Saturday evening for the live show with 2 stars- Kieron Ryan and JR Matthews. During their show, Kieron brought up his boyfriend from the audience to join in.
It was a fun night and interesting program to say the least. Other dancers performed before and after the headliners.
There were women in attendance as well and in the audience- Myself and other male members of the audience were uncomfortable about their being there. But legally- they can not be kept out.