Warfield Theatre

982 Market Street,
San Francisco, CA 94102

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The Loew’s Warfield Theatre opened on April 13, 1922. Located in the Tenderloin district of downtown San Francisco. Since closing as a movie theatre in the 1970’s, it is alive and kicking as a venue for live acts and concerts.

Contributed by William Gabel

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iatse311
iatse311 on May 6, 2009 at 1:26 pm

these pics aint great but i like the architectural detail although i wish i took notes on the lion’s head…no positive whether it is warfield, golden gate, or another building on the block…

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larrygoldsmith
larrygoldsmith on July 18, 2010 at 8:40 am

Unable to find link to the Crest Theatre which was located right next door to the Warfield. Anybody know?

William
William on July 18, 2010 at 8:49 am

It’s listed under Crazy Horse Theatre, it’s current name.

larrygoldsmith
larrygoldsmith on July 18, 2010 at 9:23 am

William………… Many thanks! That was one busy theatre in the 60’s and 70’s. Believe it or not, there were times when it out-grossed the Fox Warfield.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on August 4, 2010 at 9:29 am

Great history and photos, looks as if it had several different vertical signs over the years,like the double vertical and roof signs.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on September 25, 2010 at 6:19 pm

An interesting fact thatI have never read on C.T. that many theatres like this one,the building was just not a theatre but an office building too.Even in those days Loews and many other theatre companys knew that a theatre was not a good way to make money.The rent on the offices and storefronts paid for the buildings.When I worked for Loews it was called Loews Theatres and Realty Co.The Real Estate was where the money really came in.

larrygoldsmith
larrygoldsmith on September 25, 2010 at 7:07 pm

The district office for National General Theatres/later Mann Theatres was just upstairs in the office building of the Fox Warfield Building. The company did a lot of storefront leases on theatres and buildings they owned.

slip
slip on March 30, 2013 at 7:42 am

Does anyone know when the name changed from Loews Warfield Theater to Fox Warfield and then to Warfield Theater?

larrygoldsmith
larrygoldsmith on April 1, 2013 at 4:38 am

Name change came shortly after the FOX was closed and torn down. That was in the 60’s. The FOX WARFIELD was not even close to being the original FOX.

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