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Apparently, zoning issues were still a problem, now this:
Hi, Scott, I was partner in the Roxie 1976-86. I’ll check with the Roxie, but can you tell me what’s going on? Tom Mayer … tjmayerinsf (at) yahoo
Looks like the Alamo Drafthouse chain is taking over the New Mission — here is Alamo owner Tim League
The SF Landmarks Board will consider landmark status for the Metro Theater next Wed., Feb. 6 at 12:30 pm in Room 400, City Hall. See www.sfntf.org for more info or email Alfonso Felder at
Ken, the theater across the street was the Crown and later the New Latino, I don’t see any listings for those. Down the same side of Mission Street was the Grand and the Tower, there’s a listing for just one of those latter two. Email me at
If you haven’t already, go to the Castro Theatre website
and click on the History section which has a few old and new photos.
Historic photos can be found at
Click on Digitized Images by Subject, scroll down to Theaters, click on letter C, where there are about 8 historic photos. Not sure if there is an easy way to find current interior photos unless you want to email Bill Longen the programmer at BLCastroTheatre (at) aol.com
All of these comments (above) should also be directed to Bill Longen, the new programmer at BLCastroTheatre (at) aol.com . . go to www.thecastrotheatre.com and click on Contact Us.
See www.save4star.net for more details on this theater which is threatened with closing when its lease expires in May 2005.
The Victoria Theater came close to demolition in 1978, when I was a partner in the Roxie Cinema two blocks away. I called Robert and Anita Correa who bought it, restored it, and reopened in March 1979. The Correas still own and operate the Victoria and you can find the Victoria’s schedule of programs at www.victoriatheatre.org
The New Mission Theater was designated SF Landmark #245 on 18 May 2004. For updates on the current situation with the theater and possible restoration, go to www.friendsof1800.org
Today’s SF Chronicle reports that long-time Castro programmer Anita Monga has been dismissed after programming the Castro since 1988.