Embarcadero Center Cinema

1 Embarcadero Center,
San Francisco, CA 94111

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hdtv267 on February 16, 2014 at 1:29 pm

SlideShow containing photos from the interiors of the Embarcadero Cinemas


hdtv267 on October 20, 2013 at 2:20 pm

The Embarcadero Center Cinema shall be re-opening on November 1st, 2013. So please update accordingly then- thanks to the renovations, there will be SEVEN screens instead of the original 5. Reserved Seating. Four of the “screening lounges” will feature luxury recliners, print at home and mobile ticketing and a beer and wine lounge.

Grand Re-opening features include “12 Years a Slave” and “ Blue is the Warmest Color”. November 8th sees “ The Dallas Buyers Club” open.

hdtv267 on July 30, 2013 at 2:46 pm

Thanks Scott, great set of photos.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on July 30, 2013 at 12:52 pm

In my head — Cinematreasures = stories and anecdotes

Cinematour = photos.


Also — I have enough of a headache trying to keep Cinematour information up to date. If I spend too much energy getting photos to both sites I’ll go mad.

hdtv267 on July 30, 2013 at 9:50 am

The Facebook page has alot of photos of the renovations, well last time that I looked the box office and one the auditoriums was ripped apart.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on June 28, 2013 at 10:33 am

I went last night and took quite a few photos. I’ll post here when they’re up at Cinematour.

hdtv267 on June 28, 2013 at 1:38 am

Well now this theatre can be marked as “RENOVATING”. Photos from the remodel have been promised on their Facebook page for the duration.

Here’s hoping that they re-open on time for November 8th (or at least by the 13th), if so I’ll try to get some photos to post up here.

hdtv267 on June 25, 2013 at 6:48 am

From the theatre’s Facebook page…

“Have you heard the news? We are about to experience extensive renovations to our Embarcadero Center Cinema and will be temporarily closed starting this Fri, June 28 until November. When we reopen, guests will experience new changes including newly remodeled concessions and box office areas, and the addition of a wine and beer bar! Be sure to come out and see a film from now until Thurs, June 27.”

Landmark notes that the expected re-opening date in early November.

hdtv267 on September 1, 2012 at 7:41 am

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.

William on June 6, 2011 at 2:26 pm

The address needs tobe changed to what lostmemory posted in his Sept. 18th 2008 post, so Google map tracks it right. Right now it tracks from Van Ness and Market Street area which is way wrong. The picture is right.

darquil on April 24, 2010 at 11:30 pm

I’ve posted information and photos from a recent visit here.

AdoraKiaOra on June 5, 2007 at 8:44 pm

Ive just seen the Julie Christie ‘Away From Her’ in theatre 4. Its not my first visit and wont be my last. The auditoriums are of a decent size and the presentation is great and very art housey. The staff are all very polite and helpful. If you dont know exactly where it is in the shopping centre it can be a bit of a hurdle race to get to it! My only gripe is why the screens are so small on such a large space of wall behind them. The already great presentation would be made even better with larger screens also they are high up too. Dont let any of this put you off cos they show brilliant movies in a briliant set up. Theatre 4 had 113 seats but it felt bigger.

gsmurph on December 31, 2005 at 9:54 am

According to signs beside the various theaters, Embarcadero Center Cinema seats a total of 953 people (which, come to think of it, comes rather close to the popularly-stated 1000).

gsmurph on December 29, 2005 at 9:24 am

One correction—-Embarcadero Center Cinema is on the top (Promenade, or third) level of One Embarcadero Center, not the ground level.

stevemcgarrett on February 3, 2005 at 11:52 am

I loooooove this place…..
I caught a few awesome flicks there!
The Cinema is surrounded in a great place to browse/shop or get a snack/bite to each before and after seeing a movie there….

scottfavareille on February 2, 2005 at 11:34 am

Originally started by Renaissance Rialto theaters(Allen Michaan). Always been an arthouse.