Comments from stevenj

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stevenj commented about Drury Lane Theatre on Dec 9, 2016 at 7:43 am


stevenj commented about AMC Loews Metreon 16 on Dec 7, 2016 at 6:43 pm

2 years of posts are missing from this page. I’ve noticed that some of my posts for other theaters were deleted also. ???

re terrywade – Cinema 13 was the theater that had a Dolby Atmos sound system installed for Gravity. Dolby Vision Cinema will still use the Atmos sound system, add more comfortable seating and the latest in digital projection.


stevenj commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Hollywood on Dec 5, 2016 at 4:37 pm

Hi bigjoe59 – Perhaps this is it? Listed as Fox Criterion:

Fox Criterion

stevenj commented about Balboa Theatre on Nov 16, 2016 at 8:54 am

A fire that destroyed most of the interior of the Balboa occurred in 1978. It resulted in the theater being twinned during the renovation. Another online article also mentions a fire in the 1940’s but no mention of any injuries in either fire. One would probably need to research the archives of the local newspapers for more details. This June 2016 Hoodline article honoring the Balboa mentions the 1978 fire:

stevenj commented about Uptown Theater on Nov 12, 2016 at 8:41 am

There was cosmetic damage from the earthquake but the theater had been strengthened during it’s most recent renovation during the first decade of the 2000’s. The (Nov 2014) Napa Valley Register link with proscenium damage pic has the details:


stevenj commented about North Park Theatre on Oct 27, 2016 at 8:44 am

What’s with the confederate flag avatar? It is racist and offensive.

stevenj commented about Manahawkin Drive-In on Oct 10, 2016 at 8:21 am

What’s with the confederate flag avatar? To a lot of us it symbolizes racism.

stevenj commented about Granada Theater on Oct 3, 2016 at 12:56 pm

Interior and exterior photos added.

stevenj commented about Fox Theatre on Sep 18, 2016 at 9:19 am

“Lifeboat” is on the marquee. “Houseboat” was not released until 1958.

stevenj commented about Center Cinemas on Sep 5, 2016 at 4:02 pm

What’s with the confederate flag avatar? It is a symbol of slavery and racism.

stevenj commented about Castro Theatre on Sep 5, 2016 at 3:56 pm

Just picked up a schedule a few days ago – Lawrence of Arabia will be shown in 70mm Oct 1 and 2, Vertigo in 70mm Oct 14, 15, 16. Would love to see the Transparent event but will be out of town that week. Most of the cast will be in attendance. They are showing the first 2 episodes of season 3 as the “premier”. There is also a showing of a restored print of Multiple Maniacs with Divine Sept 16 (schedule says a print has been unavailable for decades).

stevenj commented about Harding Theatre on Sep 4, 2016 at 3:39 pm

Did some digging on the SF Planning Dept site and this came up for 616 Divisadero:

Description: 616 Divisadero Street – Emporium SF – Entertainment Commission – Place of Entertainment, Mechanical Amusement Device and Billiard Parlor — Other Entertainment use is permitted in the Divisadero Street NCT per Planning Code Section 746.48. Amusement Game Arcade use requires Conditional Use authorization per Planning Code Section 746.69B. Conditional Use authorization granted by Planning Commission Motion No. 19512.

A permit and conditional use permit were approved June 7, 2016.

stevenj commented about Harding Theatre on Sep 4, 2016 at 3:27 pm

I walked by the Harding this morning on my way to the Divisadero Farmer’s Market. I noticed several planning dept notices on the boarded over entrance that seemed to indicate (from terrywade’s July 18 post) that indeed work is going on inside. This is all I could find online regarding this project;


stevenj commented about Bronx Aerodome on Aug 15, 2016 at 3:25 pm

Found this on a google search bigjoe59:

Pelham Parkway Times

No photo of it though, just listed.

stevenj commented about Cine Teatro Grand Splendid on Aug 14, 2016 at 9:12 am

Vintage News

stevenj commented about Loop Theater on Jul 30, 2016 at 8:39 am

Taken May 2, 1961 by Vivian Maier. More of her beautiful photography at this site:

stevenj commented about Market Street Cinema on Jul 9, 2016 at 3:21 pm

Here is the link to the article (with some pictures) about the beginning of the demo and what will be built on the Market St Cinema site:


stevenj commented about Bella Union Theatre on Jul 3, 2016 at 9:22 am

I google street viewed the address (825 Kearny). After enlarging it the numbers 825 are visible above the entry doors of the World Ginseng Center.

stevenj commented about Egyptian Theatre on Jul 2, 2016 at 7:11 pm

Nice shot and a big thank you for all the great photos you’ve submitted.

stevenj commented about Seavue Twin Theater on Jun 3, 2016 at 7:00 am

Hi Sturgeon – The posting for this theatre originally stated it was located in Pacific Manor. The reason for my post above was that theaters on CT are listed by city, not neighborhoods. BTW, I live nearby also (in SF).

stevenj commented about AMC Empire 25 on May 26, 2016 at 6:30 am

You mean you don’t want to know all this juicy info about maybe, when, where, how come, vibrators, non vibrators, recliners, non recliners, tinglers, IMAX, Dolby vision, True Dolby, bonus audio, Paramus, or which place has the best popcorn? You could learn a thing or 2.

stevenj commented about Tivoli Theatre on May 12, 2016 at 9:50 am

This photo was taken at the intersection of Powell, Eddy and Market. The Owl Drug Company in the background became a Woolworths in 1952 and has been a Gap store since the late 90’s. The Tivoli Theater was located about 2/3 of a block away.

stevenj commented about AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX on May 6, 2016 at 8:44 am

alpinedownhiller….Left off your list….SF’s Metreon 16 IMAX screen is the same size as Lincoln Sq 13 – 75X97

WSJ article

stevenj commented about Tower Theater on Apr 15, 2016 at 8:25 am

Walked by the Tower Theatre yesterday afternoon and saw a banner draped across the marquee announcing the Tower as the future Mission Cinema School. Found this link with photos and more details about the planned school:


stevenj commented about Holly Theatre Restoration in Line for $1 Million in State Funds on Mar 5, 2016 at 8:26 am

rsalters and Khnemu:

Last July, 2015 I emailed THS about the lack of hyperlinks in these news stories. This is what I got back (in part):

“Thank you so much for reading the Cinema Treasures blog! I appreciate your email about links in the Cinema Treasures blog posts. Unfortunately the website blog editor does not permit the addition of hyperlinks. We do not know why exactly, but are working behind the scenes to make the links more user friendly. For now, highlighting the text and right clicking will open the links in the posts.”