Mercury Theatre

2240 Union Street,
San Francisco, CA 94123

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paulnelson
paulnelson on February 23, 2014 at 9:47 pm

Stylish art deco detail on the corner columns. Too bad it is gone.

RobertHutton
RobertHutton on September 18, 2011 at 5:29 pm

In the late 1950,s it was showing new foreign films, french and italien

gsmurph
gsmurph on October 31, 2005 at 12:36 pm

The Rio opened as the Cory in 1913; among other names, it was called the Union prior to being named Rio on November 20, 1941. Later as the Toho Rio, it showed Japanese films, and after that became Metro II (after the nearby Metro Theater)in 1968; its last name was as the Mercury before closing in 1986.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on October 28, 2005 at 9:28 pm

From the SF Public Library website:

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DavidHurlbutt
DavidHurlbutt on May 20, 2005 at 10:02 am

Why was it named Rio?