Electric Theater

227 Church Street,
San Francisco, CA 94114

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The Electric Theater was another short lived silent theater that opened in 1911 and closed in 1914. The Aardvark bookstore operated inside the former Electric Theater for over 40 years, closing on January 25, 2019.

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trooperboots
trooperboots on March 5, 2005 at 11:28 am

The bookstore has been there for many years and is a great place for browsing. I had no idea this was a theater at one time, but it makes sense. It’s a great space. Thanks for posting this one.

danwhitehead1
danwhitehead1 on April 9, 2006 at 3:22 pm

There was another Electric Theatre in San Francisco on Market Street. I don’t know if it’s still there or not. The last time I saw it was in the 1980s.

jackeboy
jackeboy on April 9, 2006 at 4:26 pm

What was the Electric on Market St, is now an “adult” emporium.

gsmurph
gsmurph on October 23, 2006 at 10:53 am

And that “adult” emporium (as mentioned by jackieboy) is called the Crazy Horse (see elsewhere in Cinema Treasures).

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on January 25, 2019 at 10:03 am

The book store that occupies the space is closing tonight after 40+ years in business… and I never knew it was a theatre until I read the article.

https://bit.ly/2RRRYwU

robboehm
robboehm on January 25, 2019 at 11:46 am

Scott, any chance they have memorabilia from the theater?

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